Marvel Sues to Retain Copyright for ‘Avengers’ Characters

According to the complaints, obtained by The Hollywood Reporter, Disney seeks a ruling that their blockbuster Avengers characters are not eligible for copyright termination, since they were works made for hire. On the other side are the heirs of some of the most notable comic book creators, such as Gene Colan, Steve Ditko and Stan

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Locast Loses Defense Against Copyright Claims by Networks

Nonprofit over-the-air streaming service Locast has lost its key defense in a copyright infringement suit. A Manhattan federal court has ruled that the company cannot use a Copyright Act defense against the infringement claims brought by U.S. television networks ABC, NBC, CBS and Fox. U.S. District Judge Louis Stanton ruled that despite its standing as

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Google Slammed with $593M fine in News Copyright Brawl

The French Competition Authority, the country’s antitrust watchdog, has fined Alphabet’s Google $593 million after the company failed to comply with orders on how to approach talks with France-based news publishers during their copyright fight. This fine is in response to international pressure on Google, Facebook and other online platforms for a more equitable sharing

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LOVE Artist’s Estate Settles Lawsuit with Copyright Owner

The estate of pop artist Robert Indiana and Morgan Art Foundation have reached a settlement that lets the organization continue a longstanding tradition of promoting and preserving his work. The foundation is the copyright holder for the artist’s iconic 1960s “LOVE” series, which has been made into sculptures worldwide and was even celebrated on a

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Childish Gambino Faces Copyright Infringement Lawsuit

Rapper Childish Gambino (Donald Glover) has been accused of copyright infringement for his 2018 hit song, “The is America.” This is America vs. Made in America – Is it Copyright Infringement? Florida rapper Emelike Nwosuocha, known as Kidd Wes, claims that Gambino copied key features of his song “Made in America” for his own composition,

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Mining Magnate Must Pay Twisted Sister for Copyright Breach

A court has ordered Australian mining tycoon Clive Palmer to pay damages of A$1.5 million (U.S. $1.2 million) to Universal Music for infringing on Twisted Sister’s copyright for their 1984 hit, “We Not Gonna Take It,” which he used in political ads. The lawsuit claimed that Palmer used the song, with altered lyrics, in advertising

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