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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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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’ 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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Ed Sheeran Victorious in ‘Shape of You’ Copyright Case

Ed Sheeran, a multiple Grammy Award-winning songwriter, had another win–a UK copyright fight over his 2017 hit song, “Shape of You.” He went on to complain about what he said was a culture of frivolous lawsuits designed to extract money from artists who wish to avoid an expensive trial. At issue: a claim that he …

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Textbook Publishers Sue Shopify for Copyright Violations

On Wednesday, five major textbook publishers sued Shopify, accusing the Canadian e-commerce company of letting its vendors repeatedly commit digital piracy. This trademark and copyright infringement case was filed jointly by McGraw Hill, Pearson, Macmillan, Elsevier and Cengage. Shopify, based in Ottawa, was first launched in 2006 as a platform to sell snowboarding equipment. It …

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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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Neil Young Ceases Copyright Case Against Donald Trump

As Donald Trump seems certain to lose his 2020 presidential bid, singer-songwriter Neil Young has decided not to continue to fight him in court over the use of his songs “Devil’s Sidewalk” and “Rockin’ in the Free World” at Trump’s campaign rallies. Papers were filed on Monday to dismiss the copyright case. Back in August, …

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