Bieber lawyers ask for DUI trial to be pushed back
Bieber lawyers ask for DUI trial to be pushed back

23 April 2014

Justin Bieber's legal reps have asked for more time to prepare the pop tyke's defence to DUI and resisting arrest charges relating to...

Jay Z recordings at heart of extortion allegations
Jay Z recordings at heart of extortion allegations

22 April 2014

A producer called Chauncey Mahan was questioned over allegations of extortion on Friday in relation to a collection of master recordings that once...

New Zealand court rules to return assets to Dotcom
New Zealand court rules to return assets to Dotcom

17 April 2014

Personal assets seized by the New Zealand authorities when Kim Dotcom's home was raided amidst the US-led shutdown of MegaUpload in 2012 could...

Dave Lee Travis formally charged over further alleged indecent assaults
Dave Lee Travis formally charged over further alleged indecent assaults

17 April 2014

Radio DJ Dave Lee Travis has been charged with another count of indecent assault, dating back to 1995. This is in addition to...

Bob Dylan racism case dropped by French court
Bob Dylan racism case dropped by French court

17 April 2014

French prosecutors have dropped a case brought against Bob Dylan by the French Council Of Croats last year, which accused the singer songwriter...

Paul Weller wins Mail Online privacy battle
Paul Weller wins Mail Online privacy battle

17 April 2014

Paul Weller has been awarded £10,000 in damages relating to the publication of pictures on his children on the Daily Mail's website. Weller and...

War Horse musicians fail in first legal bid to get jobs back
War Horse musicians fail in first legal bid to get jobs back

16 April 2014

Five musicians made redundant from the West End production of 'War Horse' have failed in their first legal bid to get reappointed. As previously...

Katherine Jackson ordered to pay at least $800,000 towards AEG legal fees
Katherine Jackson ordered to pay at least $800,000 towards AEG legal fees

16 April 2014

Katherine Jackson has either won or lost her legal battle over the legal costs incurred by AEG Live in the Jackson family's failed...

Weatherley calls for more funding for City Of London Police's IP Crime Unit
Weatherley calls for more funding for City Of London Police's IP Crime Unit

15 April 2014

Although the UK government's Department For Business, Innovation & Skills has committed to fund the previously reported Intellectual Property Crime Unit of the...

Lee Ryan in rehab following drink driving arrest
Lee Ryan in rehab following drink driving arrest

15 April 2014

Lee 'for the mothers' pride' Ryan has been speaking a bit regarding his arrest last week for alleged drink driving, and suspected possession...

Flavor Flav takes plea deal on domestic violence charges
Flavor Flav takes plea deal on domestic violence charges

15 April 2014

Public Enemy dude Flavor Flav has accepted a plea deal over domestic violence charges stemming from an incident in 2012. As previously reported, Flav,...

Sacked War Horse musicians go to High Court
Sacked War Horse musicians go to High Court

14 April 2014

Five musicians took the National Theatre to the High Court last week, seeking an injunction to allow them back into the West End...

Labels sue MegaUpload
Labels sue MegaUpload

11 April 2014

Not wishing to be left out of the MegaUpload litigation party - because you wouldn't want to be, would you - the US...

Long-running Marley songs dispute heading for high court
Long-running Marley songs dispute heading for high court

11 April 2014

Two music publishing firms with long-term connections to the late Bob Marley are heading to the High Court in London next month in...

Most online content consumed in Spain still illegal, says industry report
Most online content consumed in Spain still illegal, says industry report

11 April 2014

Hey, Spanish internet users, what's with all your piracy, hey? Do you realise that 84% of all the content you guys consumed online...

City Of London Police's IP Crime Unit makes arrest as Operation Creative continues
City Of London Police's IP Crime Unit makes arrest as Operation Creative continues

10 April 2014

The City Of London Police's IP Crime Unit made an arrest on Monday in relation to a number of copyright infringing streaming link...

Singapore considering web-blocking system
Singapore considering web-blocking system

9 April 2014

Law-makers in Singapore are considering new rules that will make it easier for rights owners to secure web-block injunctions in the island nation. Web-blocking...

Nicole Appleton and Liam Gallagher divorce
Nicole Appleton and Liam Gallagher divorce

9 April 2014

The High Court in London yesterday took just over a minute (68 seconds, according to The Daily Mail) to grant Liam Gallagher and...

US movie studios sue MegaUpload
US movie studios sue MegaUpload

8 April 2014

Six of the US's largest movie studios have sued the now defunct MegaUpload and key members of its team, including founder Kim Dotcom....

Rome ruling could slow down web-block campaign in Italy
Rome ruling could slow down web-block campaign in Italy

7 April 2014

An appeal court ruling in Rome could slow down the issuing of web-block injunctions in Italy, a country where the forced blocking of...

Justin Bieber fined over missed deposition
Justin Bieber fined over missed deposition

7 April 2014

Justin Bieber has been fined $11,500 for failing to appear for a deposition relating to his alleged ordering of a bodyguard to attack...

Lost MegaUpload data sitting in a Virginia warehouse
Lost MegaUpload data sitting in a Virginia warehouse

7 April 2014

Many of the servers that previously hosted MegaUpload are currently gathering dust stacked up in a shed in Virginia, according to Torrentfreak, which...

Vybz Kartel sentenced to life in prison over murder conviction
Vybz Kartel sentenced to life in prison over murder conviction

4 April 2014

Vybz Kartel is facing decades in jail after being handed down a life sentence over his previously reported murder conviction. The often controversial...

Majors sue vKontakte
Majors sue vKontakte

3 April 2014

Sometimes controversial Russian social networking company vKontakte, or vk.com, which is basically Russia's equivalent of Facebook (down to the colour scheme and page...

Notorious BIG estate sues over uncleared sample claim
Notorious BIG estate sues over uncleared sample claim

2 April 2014

Ah, the good old "how many notes can be sampled before you infringe copyright?" debate, that's always fun. Though in America the answer...

Drafts for new copyright exemptions published
Drafts for new copyright exemptions published

1 April 2014

The Intellectual Property Office last week published draft statutory instruments that will amend IP law in the UK to expand the number of...

RIAA subpoenas YouTube for Chris Brown leaker's identity
RIAA subpoenas YouTube for Chris Brown leaker's identity

1 April 2014

The Recording Industry Association Of America recently secured a subpoena from a federal court in California ordering YouTube to reveal the IP address,...

Incubus frontman denies meeting reality star with restraining order against him
Incubus frontman denies meeting reality star with restraining order against him

1 April 2014

Incubus frontman Brandon Boyd has denied ever meeting a reality TV star who has secured a restraining order against him. According to TMZ, Svetlana...

Miami mayor questions Ultra Festival future after stampede critically injures security guard
Miami mayor questions Ultra Festival future after stampede critically injures security guard

31 March 2014

A security guard is in an "extremely critical" condition after being injured during an incident at the flagship edition of the Ultra dance...

City Of London Police put pressure on brands to pull adverts from copyright infringing websites
City Of London Police put pressure on brands to pull adverts from copyright infringing websites

31 March 2014

The City Of London Police's Intellectual Property Crime Unit, which was launched last year, has announced a new campaign calling on advertisers and...

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