Copyright Infringement

Copyright Infringement

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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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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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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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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Ed Sheeran Wins Again; $1.1 Million in Copyright Trial Costs

A judge in the U.S. has given Ed Sheeran his second copyright trial victory, awarding him with more than $1.1 million in costs. This amount covers 90 percent of his copyright lawsuit legal bill. Judge Antony Zacaroli explained in his judgment that it was his task to determine the winners and losers in the case. …

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What are NFTs? Explaining the NFT and Blockchain Explosion

NFT stands for non-fungible token, which means that it is unique and cannot be replaced with something else. Currently, there’s an explosion of buyers and sellers in the NFT marketplace, but most people don’t understand what it is. What is an Example of a Non-Fungible Token (NFT)? Bitcoin, which also uses blockchain technology, is fungible, …

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Authors’ Heirs Sue Paramount, Challenge ‘Top Gun’ Copyright

The original story that started the blockbuster ‘Top Gun’ franchise came from a 1983 article in California magazine. The author’s heirs are suing Paramount Pictures for copyright infringement. They claim that the studio is pulling in tremendous profits from their “Top Gun: Maverick” sequel, even though the copyright to the story has expired. Ehud Yonay, …

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