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  • Ex-MP3tunes chief hit with $41 million copyright verdict Wednesday, 26 Mar 2014 | 5:40 PM ET

    NEW YORK, March 26- The former chief executive of defunct online music storage firm MP3tunes was ordered to pay an estimated $41 million on Wednesday after being found liable for infringing copyrights owned by record companies and music publishers once part of EMI Group Ltd..

  • Internet companies, including Facebook Inc and Google Inc, met with President Barack Obama on Friday to discuss their concerns over government surveillance programs. Executives were seen entering the White House around 4 p.m. EDT and leaving more than two hours later.

  • Ex-MP3tunes chief held liable in music copyright case Wednesday, 19 Mar 2014 | 6:36 PM ET

    NEW YORK, March 19- The former chief executive of bankrupt online music storage firm MP3tunes was found liable Wednesday for infringing copyrights for sound recordings, compositions and cover art owned by record companies and music publishers once part of EMI Group Ltd..

  • NEW YORK, March 18- Google Inc has settled a landmark copyright lawsuit in which Viacom Inc accused the Internet search company of posting its programs on the YouTube video service without permission.

  • Google, Viacom settle YouTube copyright lawsuit Tuesday, 18 Mar 2014 | 8:59 AM ET

    March 18- Google Inc and Viacom Inc said they resolved a lawsuit regarding copyright infringement by the search giant's Youtube video service. The cable network owner had filed a $1 billion lawsuit against YouTube and others in 2007. It accused YouTube of broadcasting 79,000 copyrighted videos on its website between 2005 and 2008..

  • SAN FRANCISCO, March 7- A few days after selling WhatsApp to Facebook for $19 billion, Jan Koum stepped into a suite at the St. Regis Hotel in San Francisco to celebrate with old friends, including CEOs, reformed hackers and a few people who fell into both those camps.

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

    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

    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, 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

    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.

  • Honoring Elvis, 'The King'     Thursday, 16 Aug 2012 | 6:51 AM ET

    George Klein, "Elvis, My Best Man" author, discusses his lifelong relationship with Elvis Presley and why the rock icon continues to be a big money-maker, 35 years after his death.

  • StockTwits CEO on Twitter Battle     Friday, 3 Aug 2012 | 7:30 AM ET

    Howard Lindzon, StockTwits CEO, discusses Twitter's decision to use the dollar sign to "tweet" about stocks and its impact on StockTwit.

  • The Village People, circe 1981

    In a court ruling with significant implications for the music industry, a California judge has dismissed a suit by two song publishing companies aimed at preventing Victor Willis, former lead singer of the 1970s disco group the Village People, from exercising his right to reclaim ownership of “YMCA” and other hit songs he wrote, the New York Times reports.

  • Google's Page on the Stand     Wednesday, 18 Apr 2012 | 10:36 AM ET

    CNBC's Jon Fortt reports the latest details on Oracle's court battle with Google.

  • Ellison Takes the Stand in Oracle-Google Trial     Tuesday, 17 Apr 2012 | 9:47 AM ET

    CNBC's Jon Fortt reports Oracle's Larry Ellison will take the stand this morning in the patent and copyright trial between his company and Google.

  • Shepard Fairey, the creator of the Barack Obama "HOPE" poster.

    The creator of the Obama "HOPE" poster pleads guilty  to contempt for destroying documents in a lawsuit pertaining to the photograph he relied upon to make the poster.

  • Website Blackout: PIPA & SOPA Showdown     Wednesday, 18 Jan 2012 | 7:52 PM ET

    Debating whether the anti-piracy bills in Congress will curtail the hijacking of online intellectual property, or give media companies too much power to shut down internet sites, with Rep. Marsha Blackburn, (R-TN), and Gary Shapiro, Consumer Electronics Association CEO.

  • A Start-Up Takes on Procter & Gamble Over a Name Thursday, 29 Sep 2011 | 10:42 AM ET
    Shoppers check out at a newly-opened Target store near Royersford, Pa., on Monday, Nov. 13, 2006. Discount retailer Target Corp. said Tuesday its third-quarter profit rose 16 percent, beating analyst expectations as its sales rose 11 percent. (AP Photo/George Widman)

    When Procter & Gamble challenged Christy Prunier's name Willa for a line of skin care products for preteenagers, Prunier chose to fight. The case goes to court next month, the New York Times reports.

  • A Village Person Tests the Copyright Law Wednesday, 17 Aug 2011 | 11:13 AM ET
    The Village People perform on stage at the taping of the American Bandstand.

    The prefab, gaudily costumed 1970s group the Village People and its big hit “Y.M.C.A.” are enduring symbols of the disco era. But now this campy and eternally popular song has become the centerpiece of what could be a significant test of copyright law. The New York Times reports.

  • Enforcing Copyrights Online, for a Profit Tuesday, 3 May 2011 | 8:49 AM ET
    Woman using laptop in internet cafe

    Righthaven, a Nevada company, finds newspaper material that has been republished on the Web and obtains the copyrights. Then it sues, the New York Times reports.