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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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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