US copying levy collector sues car makers
US copying levy collector sues car makers

30 July 2014

So, America's Alliance Of Artists And Recording Companies. Remember them right? No, me neither. But it's an organisation that exists to collect, distribute...

New PIPCU initiative aims to invade the piracy ad spots
New PIPCU initiative aims to invade the piracy ad spots

29 July 2014

The City Of London Police's IP Crime unit has announced a new initiative which aims to replace advertising on piracy websites with warning...

US official suggests providing unlicensed streams become a felony
US official suggests providing unlicensed streams become a felony

28 July 2014

An official from the US Department Of Justice last week told Congress that the penalty for operating an illegal streaming operation should be...

Peter Sunde says prison bosses must let him speak to file-sharing priest
Peter Sunde says prison bosses must let him speak to file-sharing priest

28 July 2014

So, Peter Sunde, one time spokesman for The Pirate Bay, which he co-founded, has found another reason to complain about his current incarceration,...

Sony proposes settlement to PSN hack litigation
Sony proposes settlement to PSN hack litigation

28 July 2014

Remember that time when Sony's PlayStation Network was hacked in a major way? Remember? Go on, that time. Yeah, that's right, that time. Anyway,...

Kanye West wins Coinye West case by default
Kanye West wins Coinye West case by default

28 July 2014

So, a postscript to the short-lived Coinye West story from the start of the year, when a bunch of pranksters announced they were...

Tulisa found guilty over blogger assault
Tulisa found guilty over blogger assault

25 July 2014

You win some, you lose some, I guess. Following the spectacular collapse of the drugs case against Tulisa Contostavlos earlier this week, after...

Chubby Checker settles with HP over the Chubby Checker
Chubby Checker settles with HP over the Chubby Checker

25 July 2014

Chubby Checker has settled with Hewlett-Packard in the previously reported dispute over the IT firm selling, for a short-time, a penis size estimating...

Duran Duran issue statement on fanclub lawsuit
Duran Duran issue statement on fanclub lawsuit

25 July 2014

Duran Duran have issued a statement regarding their lawsuit against WorldWide Fan Clubs, the company which had, until recently, been running its official...

Kid Rock subpoenaed over missing dildo in Insane Clown Posse sexual harassment case
Kid Rock subpoenaed over missing dildo in Insane Clown Posse sexual harassment case

25 July 2014

As a sexual harassment case against Insane Clown Posse continues to make its way through the courts, lawyers representing a former publicist at...

Unlocking The Truth record deal approved
Unlocking The Truth record deal approved

25 July 2014

A New York court has approved a deal for Sony Music's Cherry Party label to sign teen metal band Unlocking The Truth, according...

CMU Beef Of The Week #216: Tulisa v The Fake Sheikh
CMU Beef Of The Week #216: Tulisa v The Fake Sheikh

25 July 2014

If you're talking about the biggest dispute of the week, which I guess we are, then there can be no other than Tulisa...

Pharrell Williams seeks summary judgement in his favour in 'Blurred Lines' dispute
Pharrell Williams seeks summary judgement in his favour in 'Blurred Lines' dispute

24 July 2014

Legal reps for Pharrell Williams have filed a motion calling for the legal battle he, and his cohort in rape-promoting-pop-pap Robin Thicke, are...

Adele's son awarded damages over paparazzi photos
Adele's son awarded damages over paparazzi photos

24 July 2014

Adele's one year old son Angelo has been awarded damages off a photo agency which took pictures of him and his parents without...

Ian Watkins' appeal application refused
Ian Watkins' appeal application refused

24 July 2014

Former Lostprophets frontman Ian Watkins' bid to appeal against the length of his sentence on child abuse charges has been rejected. As previously reported,...

Duran Duran sue their own fanclub
Duran Duran sue their own fanclub

24 July 2014

Duran Duran are suing their own fanclub because, well, it makes a great headline so why not? Technically they are suing Chicago-based WorldWide Fan...

Tulisa's PA issues apology over Simon Cowell gay claims
Tulisa's PA issues apology over Simon Cowell gay claims

24 July 2014

Tulisa Contostavlos' personal assistant Gareth Varey has issued an apology to Simon Cowell, after a recording of him claiming that the 'X-Factor' chief...

MegaUpload lawyers want further postponement of civil litigation
MegaUpload lawyers want further postponement of civil litigation

23 July 2014

Legal reps for the former MegaUpload company and its founder Kim Dotcom have requested that a postponement of litigation against their clients from...

BBC to air Tulisa drugs trial documentary next week
BBC to air Tulisa drugs trial documentary next week

23 July 2014

Tulisa Contostavlos is set to discuss her recent drugs trial, and its collapse, in a BBC Three documentary next week. Due to air...

Tulisa drugs trial collapses due to
Tulisa drugs trial collapses due to "serious misconduct" by Sun's 'fake sheikh'

22 July 2014

Tulisa Contostavlos's trial on drugs charges dramatically collapsed yesterday, after the judge called into question evidence The Sun's Mazher Mahmood, aka 'the fake...

Sony's move to have 19 lawsuit dismissed covers file-sharing legal battle loot
Sony's move to have 19 lawsuit dismissed covers file-sharing legal battle loot

22 July 2014

If it gets to court, the legal battle between 19 Entertainment and Sony Music could result in some judicial consideration being given to...

Ultra Records suing YouTube star Michelle Phan
Ultra Records suing YouTube star Michelle Phan

22 July 2014

Sony-affiliated EDM label Ultra Records is suing YouTube star Michelle Phan for using tracks owned by the company in her videos without permission....

Spanish court overturns web-blocks, as Pirate Bay says userbase has doubled since blockades began
Spanish court overturns web-blocks, as Pirate Bay says userbase has doubled since blockades began

18 July 2014

While Spain was one of the first countries to seriously consider web-blocking as a tactic in the fight against internet piracy with its...

Long disputed Hendrix recordings to be released
Long disputed Hendrix recordings to be released

18 July 2014

Sony Music's Legacy Recordings is set to release a number of early Jimi Hendrix tracks after the conclusion of a legal dispute that...

Conor Oberst accepts apology from rape accuser
Conor Oberst accepts apology from rape accuser

18 July 2014

Conor Oberst has apparently ceased legal action against a woman who claimed that he had raped her, after she issued an apology and...

Simon Cowell's lawyers consult Attorney General after claims made in Tulisa drug case court
Simon Cowell's lawyers consult Attorney General after claims made in Tulisa drug case court

18 July 2014

Legal reps for Simon Cowell are consulting the UK Attorney General's office after a tape was played in court during Tulisa Contostavlos's previously...

Tool album delayed by insurance company legal battle
Tool album delayed by insurance company legal battle

17 July 2014

How close Tool are to releasing a follow-up to their 2006 album '10,000 Days' has long been a topic of rumour and debate....

Conor Oberst rape accuser retracts claims
Conor Oberst rape accuser retracts claims

16 July 2014

A woman who made online comments accusing former Bright Eyes frontman Conor Oberst of raping her as a teenager has issued a statement,...

Tulisa drugs trial begins
Tulisa drugs trial begins

15 July 2014

Tulisa Contostavlos's trial on charges to supplying Class A drugs to an undercover Sun journalist began yesterday with her co-defendant Michael Coombes pleading...

Massive illegal CD pressing plant uncovered in Germany
Massive illegal CD pressing plant uncovered in Germany

14 July 2014

What is possibly the largest black market CD pressing plant in Europe has been raided in Germany, with investigators finding a large-scale CD,...

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