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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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Queer Eye Designer Sues Lego for Copyright Infringement

A toy figurine is causing some legal trouble for Danish toy maker Lego. The company released their “Queer Eye” collectible toy set last year, which depicts the Atlanta loft that was featured in Netflix’s hit TV show. However, in doing so, they have run afoul of James Concannon, a fashion designer who frequently designs clothes …

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Krafton Sues Google, Apple, Garena for Game Infringement

In a lawsuit filed by Kraften, makers of PlayUnknown’s Battlegrounds and top-selling mobile game PUBG Mobile, it is alleged that Garena Onlines Free Fire games “cloned” various aspects of Krafton’s game releases. According to the complaint, this includes the opening sequence, game structure, locations, how weapons are selected, types of objects and armament, color schemes, …

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Anime and Manga Piracy Now Worth Billions, Hurts Artists

The popularity of Japanese anime and manga, a particular style of Japanese comic books, has attracted the attention of pirates. Anime and manga piracy has flourished since the pandemic, which costs the growing industry billions of dollars. In 2020, manga sales were slated to reach 612.6 billion yen, which is approximately U.S. $4.6 billion. This …

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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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Nicki Minaj Pays Tracy Chapman $450K in Copyright Suit

Nicki Minaj avoids the court trial by offering Tracy Chapman a cash settlement of $450,000 for using her track, “Baby Can I Hold You” without the singer-songwriter’s permission. Chapman accepted the offer. California federal court documents became public when Chapman accepted the offer, and because of this, the trial, scheduled for later in the year, …

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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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Led Zeppelin Handed Copyright Victory by U.S. Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has decided not to hear a copyright infringement case over Led Zeppelin’s signature song, “Stairway to Heaven,” handing the band a victory by default. According to Bloomberg Law and Variety, justices in the case refused to revive a copyright lawsuit that alleged that the English rock band stole its 1971 classic from …

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