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  • Artists band together for streaming rights Monday, 29 Jun 2015 | 8:49 AM ET
    Artists band together for streaming rights

    Al Di Meola, Di Meola Records explains why he thinks streaming is criminal activity and shares his thoughts on the future of the music industry.

  • June 18- Justin Bieber and Usher were ordered by a U.S. appeals court on Thursday to face a $10 million lawsuit claiming the singers illegally copied parts of a song composed by two Virginia songwriters. By a 3-0 vote, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond revived a May 2013 lawsuit by Devin Copeland, an R&B singer known as De Rico, and his songwriting...

  • Justin Bieber, Usher ordered to face copyright lawsuit Thursday, 18 Jun 2015 | 1:30 PM ET

    June 18- Singers Justin Bieber and Usher were ordered by a U.S. appeals court on Thursday to face a $10 million lawsuit claiming they illegally copied parts of a song composed by two Virginia songwriters. By a 3-0 vote, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond revived a May 2013 lawsuit by Devin Copeland, an R&B singer known as De Rico, and his songwriting...

  • NEW YORK, May 27- A U.S. judge in California allowed a class action lawsuit to proceed on Wednesday against satellite-radio company Sirius XM Holdings Inc over the payment of royalties for songs produced before 1972, in a case that is being closely watched for its implications for digital media. Gutierrez ruled last September that, under California state law,...

  • NEW YORK, May 27- A U.S. judge in California on Wednesday allowed a class action lawsuit to proceed against satellite-radio company Sirius XM Holdings Inc over the payment of royalties for songs made before 1972..

  • WASHINGTON/ SAN FRANCISCO, May 26- The Obama administration on Tuesday sided against Google Inc and said the U.S. Supreme Court should not hear the company's appeal in a case against Oracle Corp with wide implications for the technology industry, according to a court filing. Oracle won a federal appeals court ruling last year that allows it to copyright parts of...

  • He ordered Sony and Mayimba Music, owner of the rights to the song "Loca con su Tiguere," composed by Ramon Arias Vasquez, to appear for a seven-day hearing in August on what Sony says is proof a cassette tape at the center of the copyright accusations was fabricated. Since several of Sony's new witnesses might have trouble obtaining visas to travel to the United...

  • WASHINGTON, May 26- The Obama administration on Tuesday sided against Google Inc and said the U.S. Supreme Court should not hear the company's appeal in a case against Oracle Corp with wide implications for the technology industry, according to a court filing. Oracle won a federal appeals court ruling last year that allows it to copyright parts of Java, while...

  • WASHINGTON, May 26- The Obama administration on Tuesday sided against Google Inc and said the U.S. Supreme Court should not hear the company's appeal in a case against Oracle Corp with wide implications for the technology industry, according to a court filing. The case involves how much copyright protection should extend to the Java programming language.

  • SUPREME COURT SHOULD NOT HEAR GOOGLE INC APPEAL IN SOFTWARE COPYRIGHT CASE AGAINST ORACLE CORP- FILING.

  • Pandora vows to appeal BMI court ruling Friday, 15 May 2015 | 9:00 AM ET
    Pandora vows to appeal BMI court ruling

    Pandora said it would appeal a court ruling that could force it to pay more in royalties.

  • The settlement ends a four-year legal battle and came as Grooveshark's parent company, Escape Media Group, was facing hundreds of millions of dollars in damages in a trial set to begin in federal court in Manhattan on May 4. Nine record companies, including Arista Music, Sony Music Entertainment, UMG Recordings, and Warner Bros Records, sued Escape Media Group for...

  • Grooveshark and its parent Escape Media Group were not immediately reachable for comment. A U.S. judge ruled last week that Gainesville, Florida- based Grooveshark's copyright violations on nearly 5,000 songs were "willful" and made "in bad faith." Nine record companies including Arista Music, Sony Music Entertainment, UMG Recordings, and Warner Bros Records,...

  • District Judge Thomas Griesa, who will preside over the trial in federal court in Manhattan, said in a court order on Thursday that because of Grooveshark's actions he will tell jurors they can choose to award the statutory maximum of $150,000 in damages per song. But if the jury awards that amount, Grooveshark's parent company, Escape Media Group Inc, could be...

  • District Judge Thomas Griesa, who will preside over the trial in federal court in Manhattan, said in a court order on Thursday that because of Grooveshark's actions he will tell jurors they can choose to award the statutory maximum of $150,000 in damages per song. But if the jury awards that amount, Grooveshark's parent company, Escape Media Group Inc, could be...

  • Katy Perry's 'Left Shark' empire hits roadblock Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 12:08 PM ET
    Katy Perry performs during the Super Bowl XLIX halftime show in Glendale, Ariz., Feb. 1, 2015.

    Attempts to register a design for the "Left Shark" Internet sensation were quashed by a trademark examiner.

  • Katy Perry is finally cashing in on #LeftShark Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 2:37 PM ET
    Recording artist Katy Perry performs during the Pepsi Super Bowl XLIX Halftime Show on February 1, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona.

    For under $130, you, too, can be the #LeftShark, Katy Perry says.

  • WASHINGTON, March 2- Twitter Inc and law enforcement authorities are investigating alleged threats made by Islamic State militants against the social media network's co-founder and other employees, the company said in reaction to media reports. Islamic State supporters, in online posts on Sunday, called for attacks against Twitter and its "interests,"...

  • Team Katy Perry takes snap at Left Shark vendor Thursday, 5 Feb 2015 | 6:15 PM ET
    Recording artist Katy Perry performs during the Pepsi Super Bowl XLIX Halftime Show on February 1, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona.

    Online shop served a cease-and-desist order from Katy Perry's lawyers for printing Left Shark figurines.

  • 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.