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Sony Music Sues Triller for Copyright Infringement and More

Sony Music has filed a lawsuit In New York federal court against video-sharing application Triller, alleging copyright infringement and breach of contract. The company is asking for millions of dollars in compensation. Sony claims that since March 2022, Triller has not paid its licensing fees, and yet continues to allow songs by Sony Music artists …

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Reddit Pulling Lots of Content Due to Copyright Complaints

Reddit has been responding to a rise in copyright complaints by taking down large amounts of its content, according to a recent analysis. The study found that Reddit has increased its digital censorship not just due to offensive speech but also a dramatic rise in copyright complaints, through Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DCMA) takedown notices. …

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U.S. Supports Photographer in Andy Warhol Copyright Case

The U.S. government has agreed with the Circuit Court of Appeals regarding a high-profile copyright infringement lawsuit between photographer Lynn Goldsmith and the Andy Warhol Foundation. The U.S. Supreme Court will be hearing the case, which involves the rights of the renowned photographer to pursue a copyright infringement lawsuit regarding Andy Warhol’s paintings of her …

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Back-to-School Warning and Tips About Counterfeit Products

As the school season starts up again, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection and U.S. Chamber of Commerce are teaming up to warn students and their parents and teachers about the perils of counterfeit products and how to spot the fakes. Their joint effort is designed to educate consumers about the impact that counterfeit goods …

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Majors, Bright House and Charter Reach Copyright Settlements

After a long-running copyright infringement lawsuit, the major record companies have reached a settlement with U.S. internet service provider Charter Communications. The ISP was sued by the Big Three in 2019 in response to massive copyright infringement by its users and the company’s complacency toward its own infringer policies. They were in fact sued twice, …

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Authors Say Amazon Ignores Fraud as Book Piracy Flourishes

Angry authors, publishers and customers say that Amazon is rife with counterfeit books—and is doing virtually nothing to stop the perpetrators. Pirated books include fiction and non-fiction, but the problem is especially widespread with textbooks since their high prices attract pirates.  Authors and legitimate publishers are hurt by lost revenues, but readers are also victims …

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CEO Charged – $1B in Counterfeit Cisco Networking Equipment

A District of New Jersey federal grand jury has charged a Florida resident with trafficking in counterfeit and fraudulent Cisco networking equipment. The retail value of the counterfeit equipment is estimated at more than $1 billion. It is alleged that Miami resident Onur Aksoy, aka Dave Durden, aka Ron Aksoy, 38, ran dozens of businesses, …

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Lewis Black $10M Copyright Infringement Suit Against Pandora

Comedian Lewis Black is suing streaming audio platform, Pandora, over publishing rights and copyright infringement. Pandora is owned by SiriusXM. This is the latest action in an ongoing legal battle between comedians, streaming companies, and performing rights organizations that are trying to clarify digital rights and standardize copyright for spoken-word content. Black, who is one …

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Clint Eastwood Wins $2M CBD Trademark Infringement Lawsuit

Does Clint Eastwood promote CBD products? The answer from a California federal court is no. Eastwood was victorious in a lawsuit that alleged that a CBD seller stole his name and likeness to promote its CBD products. This verdict, which awarded the actor $2 million, is the second to be decided in his favor against …

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U.S DOJ Seizes Six Sites Engaged in Copyright Infringement

This seizure of six copyright-infringing websites is part of the Department of Justice and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) to fight copyright infringement. According to the unsealed court records, the U.S. was authorized by the court to seize the domain names pending forfeiture. The domains are Corourbanos.com, Corourbano.com, Pautamp3.com, SIMP3.com, flowactivo.co and Mp3Teca.ws. Law enforcement stated …

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