A group of publishers represented by VG Media, the German copyright consortium, have been unsuccessful in seeking 1 billion euros from Google’s parent-company Alphabet, after claiming that a German regulation entitled them to claim fees every time a Google search took...
Veteran videogame manufacturer Nintendo is intensifying its copyright war against YouTube channels hosting music from its popular games. With its latest copyright takedown notice, Nintendo, which is responsible for many long-running and much-loved franchises such as...
Copyrights- as known- are unique legal tool, allowing immediate, affordable and available protection of all works. Unlike ideas and thoughts, these works can be documented, protected, shared and used by their owners just like any other property. Dr. Edna Pasher...
A jury has found that US singer Katy Perry, along with five co-writers, copied the beat and instrumental line of Perry’s 2013 hit ‘Dark Horse’ from ‘Joyful Noise’, a song released in 2009 by Flame, a Christian rap artist. Perry herself testified in court that she had...
In the current situation, there is less of an issue of Intellectual Property Rights (namely copyright) due to the fact Genius does not own the rights. The issue at hand actually concerns the redirection of users from Genius to Google’s own platform as the snippet...
The U.S. Copyright Office has countered claims that it allowed copyright protection to someone falsely claiming to be the original author of Bitcoin's "white paper". The filer - Craig Steven Wright - filed for protection on the document, which acts as a guide for how...
New U.S. copyright bill could create Copyright Claims Board at the US Copyright Office. The bill is aimed at reducing costs and burden for creators defending their intellectual property. Democrat congressman Hakeem Jeffries proposed the Copyright Alternative in...
Nike has been hit with a €12.5m fine for blocking cross-border sales of soccer merchandise of some of Europe’s biggest clubs. The European Commission said the U.S. sportswear company's illegal practices occurred from 2004 to 2017 and related to licensed merchandise...
The European Parliament voted on Tuesday in favor of the new law to reform how copyrighted content posted online is governed. The legislation passed yesterday with 348 votes against 274 votes. The EU Copyright Directive has been heavily debated since its conception...
A new lawsuit against Peloton states the company offers thousands of unlicensed songs from artists like Rihanna, Bruno Mars and Drake. According to a lawsuit filed in New York on Tuesday, a group of music publishers allege that the fitness-tech company has been using...
Leading publisher of Mandarin audiobooks TrueLake Holdings Limited announced it had filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against Ximalaya, an Internet audio platform in China, purported to have over 400 million registered users. The lawsuit, filled in Beijing,...
U.S. Supreme Court unanimously decides no suing for infringement when copyright application is pending
The United States Supreme Court yesterday brought U.S. copyright law in line with U.S. patent law and U.S.
Oracle lost a Supreme Court battle with its long-term rival Rimini Street and is forced to pay back $12.8m to the
Mozilla, Medium, Etsy, Mapbox, Patreon, and Wikimedia, filed a friend of the court brief in the Oracle v
UK Music has urged MEPs and the EU Council to support the amended copyright directive after the EU
Fresh Prince of Bel-Air actor Alfonso Ribeiro has been told by the US Copyright Office has that his famous
Governments from multiple nations in the EU have backed reform of European copyright rules, paving the way
WWE Hall of Fame wrestler Booker T. Huffman has filed a copyright infringement suit against publishers of hit
Netflix has been hit with a lawsuit over its documentary series, “Wild Wild Country”, with claims that the producers
Universal Music Group and Sony Music Entertainment are being presented copyright infringement lawsuits filed
Google has appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn the Federal Court’s ruling which saw the tech giant
Gigi Hadid is facing another copyright infringement lawsuit over the sharing of a photo without permission
A federal judge dismissed a copyright infringement case brought by Universal Music, Sony Music and 10 other
Google is considering removing its Google News service from Europe as EU controversial copyright law tightens.
The European Court of Justice (ECJ) is asked to determine whether Irish law is consistent with EU law by excluding
Warner Bros Entertainment is suing a Hong Kong Harry Potter-themed cafe for copyright infringement. In a filing
Motorola Solutions has filed a claim for copyright infringement against the Chinese and Australian division of
There are two on-going cases relating to Let’s Get It On and Thinking Out Loud, before New York
Japan is set to extend the copyright period on works such as novels and paintings from 50 years after the author’s
Two European designs were honored at the DesignEuropa Awards in Warsaw. The Small and Emerging Companies
The idea-expression dichotomy underpins much of intellectual property law. It is most commonly associated with
Over the course of the past few weeks, YouTube has become a vocal player in the lobby fight over the EU
Most Internet users are fully aware of the existence of IP rights in this realm. Some choose not to respect their
The DesignEuropa Awards, organized by the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), in collaboration
Playboy magazines have filed a lawsuit against Boing Boing, accusing them of copyright infringement
Some of the biggest record labels are grouping together to take down a fitness app that they believe is infringing
HALLOWEEN IS A BIG BUSINESS for retailers and costume providers. U.S. shoppers are expected this year to spend
A COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT LAWSUIT has been filed by a New York-based Jazz musician against Chance the
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