Intellectual Property Copyrights

  • BRUSSELS, Aug 7- Users who publish content freely available on the internet should get consent from the person behind it, Europe's top court ruled on Tuesday in a boost to the bloc's creative industries. The Court of Justice of the European Union ruling came after a secondary school student in Germany downloaded a photograph of Cordoba from a travel website to...

  • *EU lawmakers to vote on amendments to their proposal Sept. 12. BRUSSELS, July 13- EU digital chief Andrus Ansip on Friday called EU lawmakers to tone down their tough line on copyright reforms as Europe races to agree rules which will force tech giants to share revenues with publishers, broadcasters and artists. Ansip, who put forward the European Commission's...

  • *EU lawmakers to vote on amendments to their proposal Sept. 12. BRUSSELS, July 13- EU digital chief Andrius Ansip on Friday called EU lawmakers to tone down their tough line on copyright reforms as Europe races to agree rules which will force tech giants to share revenues with publishers, broadcasters and artists. Ansip, who put forward his proposal two years ago,...

  • By Foo Yun Chee and Robert-Jan Bartunek. BRUSSELS, July 5- EU lawmakers have opted not to take a tough line on an EU copyright overhaul aimed at making Google, Facebook and other tech giants share revenues with publishers, broadcasters and artists after lobbying by internet companies. A key committee at the European Parliament subsequently added more muscle to...

  • BRUSSELS, July 5- EU lawmakers have opted not to take a tough line on an EU copyright overhaul aimed at making Google, Facebook and other tech giants share revenues with publishers, broadcasters and artists after lobbying by internet companies. The revamp is based on a proposal by the European Commission to take into account the growing role of online platforms.

  • *European Parliament to vote on July 5 on its stance. BRUSSELS, June 28- Europe's music, broadcasting and publishing industries have hit back at internet critics of an EU overhaul of copyright rules, saying claims the reforms might lead to the demise of the internet amount to misinformation and scaremongering. Parliament's stance will in the coming months need...

  • BRUSSELS, June 20- Google, Facebook, Microsoft and other tech giants could face more curbs on their market power after a European Parliament committee voted in favour of tougher copyright rules on Wednesday. The copyright rules, proposed by the European Commission two years ago, are designed to take account of the growing role of online platforms, forcing them to...

  • BRUSSELS, June 20- Google, Facebook, Microsoft and other tech giants could face more curbs on their market power after a European Parliament committee voted in favour of tougher copyright rules on Wednesday. The copyright rules, proposed by the European Commission two years ago, are designed to take account of the growing role of online platforms, forcing them to...

  • The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Pasadena, California ruled 3-0 that the nephew of the late composer Baligh Hamdy did not have legal standing to pursue copyright claims over his uncle's 1957 song "Khosara Khosara. Circuit Judge Carlos Bea said the nephew, Osama Ahmed Fahmy, could not sue Jay-Z and hip-hop producer Timbaland solely because Egyptian law...

  • NEW YORK, May 30- Michael Jackson's estate sued ABC on Wednesday, arguing that a special the network aired last week about the pop singer's final days used his songs and music videos without permission. The copyright infringement lawsuit, which also names ABC's corporate parent Walt Disney Co as a defendant, was filed in Los Angeles federal court and took aim at "...

  • NEW YORK, May 30- Michael Jackson's estate sued ABC on Wednesday, arguing that a special the network aired last week about the pop singer's final days used his songs and music videos without permission. The copyright infringement lawsuit, which also names ABC's corporate parent Walt Disney Co as a defendant, was filed in Los Angeles federal court and took aim at "...

  • LONDON/ STOCKHOLM, April 12- Spotify, the world's largest music streaming service, said on Thursday it is to buy Loudr.fm, a San Francisco- based provider of licensing technology to help it to locate songwriters and pay them royalties they are due. Financial terms of the deal, the first since it began trading on the New York Stock Exchange earlier this month, were not...

  • LONDON/ STOCKHOLM, April 12- Spotify, the world's largest music streaming service, said on Thursday it is to buy Loudr.fm, a San Francisco- based provider of licensing technology to help it to locate songwriters and pay them royalties they are due. Loudr will relocate to Spotify's offices in New York, the company said in a blog post. Spotify, which listed on the New York...

  • The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit said Google's use of Oracle's Java development platform to create the Android operating system was not protected under the fair-use provision of copyright law, reversing a 2016 jury verdict. The court sent the case back to a U.S. judge in San Francisco for a trial to determine how much compensation Google owes...

  • The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit said Google's use of Oracle's Java development platform to create the Android operating system was not protected under the fair-use provision of copyright law, reversing a 2016 jury verdict. The court sent the case back to a U.S. judge in San Francisco for a trial to determine how much compensation Google owes...

  • The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit said Google's use of Oracles Java development platform to create the Android operating system was not protected under the fair-use provision of copyright law, reversing a 2016 jury verdict. The court sent the case back to a U.S. judge in San Francisco for a trial to determine how much compensation Google owes...

  • The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit said Google's use of Oracles Java development platform to create the Android operating system was not protected under the fair-use provision of copyright law.

  • APPEALS COURT REVIVES ORACLE'S BILLION-DOLLAR COPYRIGHT CLAIM AGAINST GOOGLE.

  • Spotify hit with $1.6 billion copyright lawsuit

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

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