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...» Read More
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...
District Judge William Pauley III in Manhattan cut a punitive damages award to $750,000 from $7.5 million, and additional aspects of the ruling could reduce the total amount further, according to an attorney for ex-MP3tunes Chief Executive Officer Michael Robertson.
Sept 23- A U.S. judge has sided with members of the 1960 s band the Turtles in their dispute with Sirius XM Holdings Inc, ruling the satellite radio provider infringed on copyrights by airing their pre-1972 songs without paying royalties.
District Judge Thomas Griesa in the federal court in Manhattan, in a ruling made public Tuesday, dismissed Arrow Productions Ltd's $10 million lawsuit against the producers of the film, starring Amanda Seyfried, and its distributor, The Weinstein Company.
District Judge Thomas Griesa in Manhattan, in a ruling made public Tuesday, dismissed Arrow Productions Ltd's $10 million lawsuit against the producers of the film, starring Amanda Seyfried, and its distributor, The Weinstein Company.
The U.S. Copyright Office weighed in on the question of a monkey's selfie in its latest regulatory update, NBC reports.
The U.S. Copyright Office has told Aereo it does not qualify as a cable company, reports CNBC's Sara Eisen.
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.
WASHINGTON, June 25- The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that online TV service Aereo Inc, backed by media mogul Barry Diller, violates copyright law by using tiny antennas to provide subscribers with broadcast network content via the Internet.
Fifty Sherlock Holmes works published before 1923 by Arthur Conan Doyle are in the public domain, a U.S. appeals court said.
WASHINGTON, June 10- The U.S. Congress is working to update laws on who gets paid for recorded music, in a possible omnibus bill, as old CDs pile up at yard sales and music lovers increasingly shift to streaming services such as Pandora and Spotify. These include legends such as The Beatles, Aretha Franklin, Diana Ross and other Motown artists.
Rejecting an appeal by authors' groups, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York said the HathiTrust Digital Library, which began in 2008 and has scanned more than 10 million works, constituted a "fair use" of copyrighted works.
A New York City jury has awarded the Beastie Boys $1.7 million in a copyright violation case against drink company Monster Beverage.
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.
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.
US Supreme Court justices appeared unsure on Tuesday whether to rule against online TV startup Aereo in a major copyright case.
The Supreme Court is hearing arguments today about the legality of Internet television service Aereo, reports NBC's Pete Williams.
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.