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Kevin Powell, a founding staff member of VIBE magazine and former senior writer, has filed a federal lawsuit against the producers and writers behind the recently released biopic about rapper Tupac Shakur , All Eyez On Me.
This is not the first time that the Trump family has gotten into hot water for copyright infringement. We previously reported on a case where Donald Trump Jr.
A new report from the US copyright Office on Section 1201 of the Digital Millennium copyright Act -- a controversial law that bans breaking DRM, even for legitimate purposes -- calls for sweeping, welcome changes to the DMCA.
The Association of American Publishers (AAP) has welcomed a US court ruling awarding publisher Elsevier $15m in damages for copyright infringements.
A number of leading Spanish broadcasters have been caught up in a scandal involving the fraudulent collection of copyright fees.
copyright is an especially tricky area. The terms and conditions are quite complex. Every freelance writer should have a basic understanding of how copyright law works. Here are thirteen essential terms you need to know before you sign a contract. Don ...
In an email to The Verge, Brownlee said that the photographer, You You Xue, requested the removal of Brownlee's tweet on the grounds of copyright infringement. Brownlee followed up with a tweet wondering if the request was an attempt by Xue to promote ...
Publishing director Debra Millar said the company contacted those running the auction because they thought it was an infringement of Dodd's copyright. Penguin Random House offered a $200 cash donation towards the fundraiser. "We obviously didn't want ...
But the entry - designed by Caroline Hickey of Bosske Architecture - was excluded by the Australian Institute of Architects which run the awards, after an unnamed French architect lodged a claim of copyright infringement. Australian laws describe ...
Although claims regarding copyright protection for tastes are uncommon, there is reason to argue that such protection should be possible.
A copyright battle between Zillow and VHT Inc. over photographs took a sharp turn this week when U.S. District Judge James Robart largely sided with the Seattle real estate powerhouse, going against an earlier jury verdict in the case.
A new report from the US copyright Office on Section 1201 of the Digital Millennium copyright Act -- a controversial law that bans breaking DRM, even for ...
"After a great deal of thought and consultation with many, including my attorneys, I have filed a federal lawsuit against the producers and writers of All Eyez On Me the new Tupac Shakur biopic, for copyright infringement," said Powell on Friday of the ...
"In its report, the Office does not recommend altering the basic framework of section 1201, concluding that its overall structure and scope remain sound," the copyright Office said. "It does, however, recommend certain legislative updates, including ...
About one week ago, Gene Simmons filed a trademark claim to own the sign language gesture for "I love you," because clearly he has no idea how to actually do the iconic "devil horns.
The United States copyright Office recommended in a report released Thursday that you, me, and everyone in between should permanently have the right to unlock our cellphones, a recommendation that would represent a major win for consumers and their ...
The issue has been a hot one in the context of VidAngel's assertion that the Family Viewing Act exemption allows it to edit and distribute edited versions of copyrighted content like movies and TV shows. MPAA members are suing the company, arguing that ...
1 Although music Publishers are turning up the heat on streaming services to add songwriting credits to their track listings, the nature of music collaboration makes this a difficult feat, however methods for untangling such multi-credit messes are ...
The only limitation will be that the amount copied/communicated "does not unreasonably prejudice the legitimate interests of the owner of copyright". The prescriptive rules in the existing statutory licences - ie rules regarding marking, anniversary ...
The United States copyright royalty Board ("CRB") recently published a Notice of Settlement and Proposed Rule regarding the proposed adjustment in cable television copyright Royalty fees to account for the FCC's 2014 repeal of its sports blackout rules ...
Following Kanye West's sample of Desiigner's "Panda" in 2016's The Life Of Pablo, the latter was thrust into the super stardom that comes with a hit track and signing to West's G.O.
It has been five years since the copyright (Amendment) Act, 2012 that came into effect from 21st June, 2012 after the unanimous support of all political parties in passing the copyright Bill, 2010 in the both houses of the parliament. These amendments ...
While the character of her successful children's book achieved his dream of becoming the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree, Jennie Nicassio's dream of seeing her work made into an animated version was crushed by a book publisher and a media ...
design Basics, LLC ("Design Basics") initiated an action against Lexington Homes, Inc. ("Lexington"), alleging that Lexington wrongfully copied Design Basics' home plans and constructed approximately 50 homes using those plans.
When looking at a proposed policy regulating Internet businesses, here's a good question to ask yourself: would this bar new companies from competing with the current big players?
In the underlying main proceedings before the Supreme Court of the Netherlands, Stichting Brein, a Dutch foundation which safeguards the interests of copyright holders, sued two internet access providers to block the domain names and IP addresses of a ...
Even though software audits are commonplace in many businesses, recipients of audit notices make many mistakes when it comes to audit responses.
Since the Summer 2016 update, the 114th session of Congress has ended and a new Congress has begun its term. Within its first six months, members of the 115th Congress have introduced new legislation regarding digital rights.
Future And Mike Dean Deny copyright Infringement Claims Over Desiigner's "Panda" Desiigner at the 2017 Billboard music Awards after winning Top Rap Song for "Panda.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a closely watched copyright dispute known as the "dancing baby" case over a company's move to take down a home video posted online showing a toddler joyfully bouncing to the late pop star Prince's ...
Once again - as mandated by legislation - the copyright Act will be subject to review. This time around, a committee of the Senate or the House of Commons (or both) will supposedly take the lead rather than ministers, as was previously the case ...
The alleged owner of defunct file-sharing site KickassTorrents has implied that he might consider voluntarily travelling to the US to face the copyright charges made against him and his former business. Artem Vaulin was arrested in Poland nearly a year ...
Remember Rightscorp? This is the wannabe "friendlier" copyright troll, that sends smaller bills than the traditional copyright trolls. Over the years, it's actually struggled to make any money... and has struggled with some of its more bizarre legal ...
The release of Roger Waters' new LP, Is This the Life We Really Want?, has been temporarily blocked in Italy after an Italian artist claimed the cover art ...
Carolyn Pepper, partner at Reed Smith, and trainee solicitor Roch Glowacki, on the copyright pitfalls and opportunities of online and social media journalism.
The copyright Amendment Bill, first published in 2015 for public comment, was predominantly met by criticism. While it was clear the overall intention of the bill was to be commended, the legislation seemed good in theory and even looked good on paper ...
Kanye West producer Mike Dean also reportedly filed an infringement claim over the rapper's breakout single.
Universal music Corp, a case examining the circumstances by which copyright holders can get into trouble when issuing takedown notices.
pirate Bay is in rough waters right now, as the European Court of Justice has recently ruled that the group can be held liable for copyright infringement.
A few weeks ago, a New York federal judge ruled that Hip-Hop Artist Drake was protected by copyright's fair use doctrine when he sampled a spoken-word jazz track on his 2013 song "Pound Cake," saying the artist had transformed the purpose of the clip.
A Canada based Nigerian author, Paulicap Okechukwu Okekeda has slammed N250 million suit on Macmillan publishing company Nigeria Limited over an alleged infringement of his intellectual property and copyright. Joined as co-defendant in the suit filed ...
BENGALURU: police in Bengaluru searched the offices of cab aggregator Ola and seized hard disks and other electronic devices over allegations that songs ...
The Japanese Society for rights of authors, Composers and Publishers (JASRAC) is known for being strict, even (some would say) overbearing with those who perform music that is covered by their copyrighting policies.
Last year, Mike wrote about an interesting case between a small group of enterprising comic artists and Dr. Seuss Enterprises. Comicmix artists had created a ...
The pirate Bay website, a well-known repository for File Sharing torrents, could be held liable for copyright infringements, the European Court of Justice ruled this week.
By now we all know that KISS frontman Gene Simmons has filed an application with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office seeking to trademark the "rock on" or "devil horns" hand gesture.
A federal complaint against the designers and contractors behind New York's Freedom Tower says the structure at One World Trade infringes the copyright of a building published by an architect in his 1999 graduate-studies thesis. Filed on June 14 in ...
Educational facilities, key cultural institutions, Libraries, archives, and those with a disability are now able to access copyright material under the fair use provision ...
Since 2012, the last time the copyright Act was reviewed and amended, the limited use of copyrighted materials without payment or permission has been allowed for educational purposes.


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