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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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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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Nike Sues Counterfeit Retailers, Blames eBay and Amazon

On Monday, Nike filed a lawsuit against counterfeit sneaker sellers and the e-commerce stores where they hawk their wares. The sneaker company says that online marketplaces like eBay and Amazon aren’t doing enough to address the influx of counterfeit products on their platforms. In the complaint, filed in the U.S. district court of northern Illinois, …

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Universal Music and Twitch Reach Streaming Peace Accord

Variety reports that Amazon and Universal Music Group (UMG) have revised their agreements and will now let Amazon Music users stream more of the label’s songs, while reducing punishments for those who use unauthorized UMG music on the video gaming live-streaming platform Twitch. Twitch has had a long-standing fight with the music industry. UMG and …

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