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  • Fox loses U.S. copyright claims over Dish ad-skipper Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 7:50 PM ET

    Jan 20- A U.S. judge has rejected portions of Twenty-First Century Fox Inc's lawsuit seeking to stop Dish Network Corp from selling devices that let viewers skip over commercials when playing back shows. District Judge Dolly Gee in Los Angeles rejected copyright claims that Fox had brought over the Hopper, Dish's digital recording device.

  • NEW YORK, Jan 15- A New York federal judge on Thursday largely rejected Sirius XM Holdings Inc's request to reconsider her Nov. 14 decision in favor of members of the 1960 s band The Turtles over the payment of royalties for songs made before 1972.. District Judge Colleen McMahon rejected Sirius' arguments that Flo& Eddie Inc, controlled by founding band members...

  • LONDON, Dec 11- Google said it plans to close its news-linking service in Spain in response to legislation under which publishers will soon be able to force Internet sites to pay for re-publishing headlines or snippets of news. In a statement, the search giant said the new law makes the Google News service unsustainable and that it will remove Spanish publishers...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 14- A 1960 s rock band on Friday won a second victory against Sirius XM Holdings Inc in a closely watched copyright battle affecting digital media. She said that unless Sirius by Dec. 5 raises any factual issues requiring a trial, she will rule outright for the plaintiff, Flo& Eddie Inc, a company controlled by founding Turtles members Howard Kaylan and...

  • U.S. raises level of concern on Kuwait copyright laws Monday, 10 Nov 2014 | 10:45 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, Nov 10- The United States on Monday moved Kuwait a notch higher in its list of countries to watch for potential breaches of U.S. patents, copyrights and other intellectual property rights. Trade Representative said Kuwait had failed to introduce a copyright law in line with international standards and to properly protect copyright and trademarks.

  • Taylor Swift's Spotify pull 'bad decision': Analyst

    Taylor Swift has refused to put her new album on Spotify, and pulled her old albums from the music streaming service. Rich Greenfield, BTIG analyst, shares his opinions.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 8- Google Inc has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to wade into contentious litigation against Oracle Corp, arguing that the high court must act to protect innovation in high tech. Google's request, filed on Monday, seeks to overturn an appeals court ruling that found Oracle could copyright parts of the Java programming language, which Google used to...

  • Oct 1- Satellite radio provider Sirius XM Holdings Inc will appeal a California federal judge's decision finding it liable of copyright infringement for airing pre-1972 songs by the band, The Turtles, and failing to pay royalties. District Judge Philip Gutierrez found that California law gave the 1960 s band copyright protection for its music, including the...

  • Another setback for Aereo   Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 10:16 AM ET
    Another setback for Aereo

    The U.S. Copyright Office has told Aereo it does not qualify as a cable company, reports CNBC's Sara Eisen.

  • McNamee: Supreme Court quashed innovation   Monday, 30 Jun 2014 | 11:13 AM ET
    McNamee: Supreme Court quashed innovation

    Roger McNamee, Elevation Partners co-founder, weighs in on the Supreme Court's decision to deem Aereo illegal. McNamee says copyright law has been abused to protect old franchises. CNBC's Jon Fortt provides insight.

  • US court: Sherlock Holmes belongs to the people Monday, 16 Jun 2014 | 4:31 PM ET
    A statue of Sherlock Holmes near the site of the fictional detective's home at 221B Baker Street.

    Fifty Sherlock Holmes works published before 1923 by Arthur Conan Doyle are in the public domain, a U.S. appeals court said.

  • Beastie Boys awarded $1.7 million in Monster case Thursday, 5 Jun 2014 | 6:06 PM ET
    Adam Yauch, Mike Diamond and Adam Horovitz of Beastie Boys

    A New York City jury has awarded the Beastie Boys $1.7 million in a copyright violation case against drink company Monster Beverage.

  • 'Raging Bull' suit allowed to proceed in court Monday, 19 May 2014 | 1:32 PM ET
    Robert De Niro in "Raging Bull"

    The Supreme Court said Paula Petrella did not wait too long to file her lawsuit against Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer claiming an interest in the film.

  • Java fight: Latest round to Oracle, not Google Friday, 9 May 2014 | 12:23 PM ET

    A U.S. appeals court on Friday ruled that Oracle is entitled to copyright protection over certain parts of the Java programming language in a high profile lawsuit against Google.

  • Top court torn over Aereo's future Tuesday, 22 Apr 2014 | 1:45 PM ET

    US Supreme Court justices appeared unsure on Tuesday whether to rule against online TV startup Aereo in a major copyright case.

  • Aereo's landmark court case   Monday, 21 Apr 2014 | 3:14 PM ET
    Aereo's landmark court case

    The Supreme Court is hearing arguments today about the legality of Internet television service Aereo, reports NBC's Pete Williams.

  • It's fun to own the 'YMCA'   Wednesday, 11 Sep 2013 | 3:33 PM ET
    It's fun to own the 'YMCA'

    The Village People's original singer has regained control over songs written for the group 35 years later. CNBC's Jane Wells has the details and Victor Willis, original singer for the Village People, explains his battle for the copyrights.

  • Chinese Inventors Take Patent Crown From US: Report Tuesday, 11 Dec 2012 | 7:53 PM ET
    US-patent-application-200.jpg

    China has overtaken the United States to become the world's biggest processor of patent applications, giving an innovative edge to Beijing's economic and industrial clout.

  • Ericsson Sues Samsung for Patent Infringement Tuesday, 27 Nov 2012 | 5:11 AM ET
    Ericsson Sues Samsung for Patent Infringement

    Ericsson, the world's biggest telecom network equipment maker, said on Tuesday it had filed a suit in the United States against Samsung Electronics for patent infringement.

  • New Revolution: Great Ideas Needed   Friday, 28 Sep 2012 | 6:50 AM ET
    New Revolution: Great Ideas Needed

    Chris Anderson, Wired Magazine, discusses how anyone with a great idea could spark the nation's next industrial revolution through the latest innovations in technology.