Distributor Sues RCN for Copyright Infringement Liability

Leading internet provider RCN faces another copyright infringement legal challenge as Screen Media Ventures, a major independent distributor of movies and TV series, alleges the ISP’s liability for subscribers’ widespread piracy, as they download and share hundreds of films. Despite Screen Media Ventures’ initial attempt to join a related lawsuit, a federal court’s denial prompted […]

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Mickey to Marx Bros: Cultural Gems and  Loss of Copyright

In 2024, a treasure trove of artistic masterpieces and beloved characters step into the public domain. While Mickey Mouse, from the 1928 animated short Steamboat Willie, garners the most attention, numerous other iconic creations join him, allowing for a resurgence of creativity and reinterpretation. Tigger, Peter Pan and Charlie Chaplin in Public Domain Beyond Mickey,

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OpenAI and Microsoft Sued by NY Times for Copyright Infringement

A recent legal battle between The New York Times and tech giants OpenAI and Microsoft has escalated into a lawsuit over alleged copyright infringement. The Times has accused OpenAI of using its content without permission to train the widely popular chatbot, ChatGPT. Previously, negotiations between the legal teams of OpenAI and The New York Times

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Warner Music Group Leads Way In $1.6BN Music Piracy Lawsuit against Altice USA

Altice USA, a prominent internet service provider, faces a new lawsuit from music rightsholders alleging its complicity in widespread music piracy through its services. Copyright Lawsuit Filed by WMG and Sony Against Altice In a recent development, Warner Music Group and Sony Music Entertainment have filed a similar lawsuit in the US District Court against

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Twitter Sued for Copyright Infringement by Digital Music Licensing Group

Twitter, under its new brand name X, faces a copyright infringement lawsuit from Suisa Digital Licensing. The European music licensing organization alleges that the social media firm failed to compensate music authors and publishers whose works are used on its platform. Suisa Digital Licensing Sues X for Unauthorized Music Use In Wednesday’s statement, Suisa Digital

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Massive New York City Raid Nets $1B in Counterfeit Goods

Federal authorities made a significant breakthrough in New York City as recent raids on storage facilities unearthed a massive stash of counterfeit luxury items. The estimated value of these knockoffs, had they been authentic, could have soared above $1 billion, according to statements released by U.S. Homeland Security investigators and city police. More Than 200K

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Is it AI Copyright Infringement? Universal Sues Anthropic

A recent AI copyright infringement lawsuit brought forth by major music publishers against Anthropic, an AI company, marks a critical moment in defining the legal limits of artificial intelligence. The lawsuit, filed in the US District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee, accuses Anthropic’s Claude chatbot of unlawfully reproducing and circulating copyrighted lyrics owned

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Twitter Served with $250 Million Copyright Infringement Suit

Since Elon Musk took the helm of Twitter, the company has been hit with an avalanche of lawsuits, from unpaid vendors to former employees citing discrimination. The latest is a class action lawsuit by the National Music Publishers’ Association (NMPA), which is representing 17 music publishers that accuse the social media firm of massive copyright

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US Patent Office Seeks Public Comment on Anti-Piracy

In a recently published Federal Register notice, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is asking the public for ideas about addressing an immeasurable challenge—that of thwarting counterfeiting and piracy in the U.S. Public Comments and Discussion on Anti-piracy and Anti-counterfeiting Solutions Comments about anti-counterfeiting and anti-piracy measures can be made until August 23,

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Europe Calls Out Countries for Lack of Copyright Enforcement

In response to the increased levels of online piracy, which may in part be due to the pandemic, the European Commission wants all countries to block offending websites. They have just released their biannual listing of countries with weak copyright policies.   The commission has named thirteen countries that they believe need to make more

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