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Intellectual Property Copyrights

  • Spotify hit with $1.6 billion copyright lawsuit

    Wixen Music Publishing is seeking damages worth at least $1.6 billion along with injunctive relief.

  • Jan 2- Music streaming company Spotify was sued by Wixen Music Publishing Inc last week for allegedly using thousands of songs, including those of Tom Petty, Neil Young and the Doors, without a license and compensation to the music publisher. Wixen, an exclusive licensee of songs such as "Free Fallin" by Tom Petty, "Light My Fire" by the Doors, Good Thing by Weezer and...

  • Panos A. Panay, Berklee College of Music, explains how smart minds are figuring out ways to use blockchain's technology to enhance music attribution.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 18- Facebook Inc announced Monday that it removed nearly 3 million posts, including videos, ads and other forms of content, from its services during the first half of 2017 following complaints of counterfeiting and copyright and trademark infringement. The worldwide data on intellectual property-related takedowns is a new disclosure for...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 18- Facebook Inc announced Monday that it removed nearly 3 million posts, including videos, ads and other forms of content, from its services during the first half of 2017 following complaints of counterfeiting and copyright and trademark infringement. The worldwide data on intellectual property-related takedowns is a new disclosure for...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 18- Facebook Inc announced Monday that it removed nearly 3 million posts, including videos, ads and other forms of content, from its services during the first half of 2017 following complaints of counterfeiting and copyright and trademark infringement. The worldwide data on intellectual property-related takedowns is a new disclosure for...

  • COPENHAGEN, Dec 7- Lego has won a landmark case in China against two companies that manufactured and sold toys almost identical to its LEGO Friends range but branded Bela, the Danish toymaker said. It is the first time that Lego has succeeded in a copyright competition case in China, where copies of its colourful bricks and figures have been a recurrent problem as...

  • Five rules for economic liberation

    John Hope Bryant, Operation Hope founder, chairman, and CEO, talks about a new approach to wealth-building.

  • FILE - In this Feb. 22, 2012 file photo, Kim Dotcom, the founder of the file-sharing website Megaupload, comments after he was granted bail and released in Auckland, New Zealand. In the eyes of New Zealand immigration authorities in 2010, Kim Dotcom's money trumped his criminal past. Documents released to The Associated Press this week under New Zealand public records laws show that immigration officials granted the Megaupload founder residency that year after deciding the money he could bring t

    Internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom will be allowed to livestream his legal bid to halt his extradition to the United States, a New Zealand judge ruled.

  • You would think this is a McDonald's, but don't be fooled

    A restaurant in Ukraine not only used an old McDonald's building for their location, but they also used the golden 'M' arches all over their branded food.

  • Cars Mechanical Institute, Lightning McQueen.

    Walt Disney has taken three Chinese firms to court over concerns local animation "The Autobots" copied elements from Disney's hit movie "Cars."

  • Madonna wins copyright lawsuit over 'Vogue'

    An appeals court ruled the pop star did not violate copyright law when her producer allegedly borrowed pieces of music from the song 'Love Break.'

  • Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google

    A jury has ruled in favor of Google on fair use in a software copyright trial with Oracle.

  • Getty says Google promotes piracy

    The photo agency plans to file a complaint in Brussels, claiming the search engine unfairly undermines its business.

  • Kim Dotcom loses bid to block extradition

    The German tech entrepreneur faces charges for copyright infringement and money laundering

  • EU copyright laws may hit tech firms

    The European Union's executive arm proposed wide-ranging copyright legislation.

  • Apple speeds up electric-car effort.

    Car owners and computer security researchers can modify automobile software without incurring some U.S. copyright liability, according to new guidelines.

  • Twitter suspends accounts for two sport publications

    Twitter suspended accounts of sports publications, Deadspin and SBNation, after sports organizations accused the accounts of violating its copyright protections.

  • The newest version of the Batmobile from “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice.”

    Batman won't have to worry about Batmobile knockoffs after a court ruled Wednesday the caped crusader's vehicle is entitled to copyright protection.

  • 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.