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Getty Accuses AI Image Generator of Copyright Infringement

Today, the stock image company announced a legal action in the UK against AI tool developer Stability AI. They allege that the organization unlawfully duplicated and processed millions of images that Getty owns or represents, which are under copyright protection, along with the associated metadata. Getty also accuses Stability AI of scraping images from its …

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Nike Sues for Trademark Infringement, Citing Sneaker Piracy

The complaint, filed with the U.S. District Court in New York on November 30, accuses Bill Omar Carrasquillo (“Omi”) and By Kiy LLC (“Kiy”) of promoting and selling fake Nike sneakers in various color combinations. According to the plaintiff, their activities amount to trademark infringement, unfair competition, false designation of origin and trademark dilution, significantly …

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Bill Nye Sues for Counterfeiting and Trademark Infringement

Bill Nye Productions, Inc. has filed a counterfeiting and trademark infringement lawsuit against domain names associated with interactive websites that import and sell counterfeit Bill Nye merchandise. The organization also filed a temporary restraining order. William Stafford Nye, known by his moniker Bill Nye the Science Guy, is a mechanical engineer, television personality and CEO …

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Creators Sued for IP and Copyright Infringement

What do a tattoo artist, TikTok creator, wrestling star Randy Orton, Netflix’s “Bridgerton” series, NFTs, Instagram and Andy Warhol’s Prince portrait have in common? They all figure prominently in recent copyright infringement and intellectual property lawsuits. These diverse creators and media channels are all currently involved in litigation, from district courts to the U.S. Supreme …

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Court Says RCN Repeat Infringement Lawsuit Can Continue

U.S.  copyright law requires internet providers to shut down the accounts of repeat copyright infringers in certain cases. The reluctance of internet providers (ISPs) to adhere to this rule has led to infringement lawsuits over the past several years. RCN is one of the named providers, and in 2021, they were sued by various film …

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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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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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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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