Beastie Boys gain summary judgement on TufAmerica case
Beastie Boys gain summary judgement on TufAmerica case

26 March 2015

The Beastie Boys have emerged victorious from a lawsuit accusing them of copyright infringement over unauthorised samples on their 1989 album, 'Paul's Boutique'. As...

Number of UK web-blocks passes 100
Number of UK web-blocks passes 100

26 March 2015

Bored of the endless 'this many billion downloads' and 'this many billion streams' stats? Well, here's another fun digital landmark for you, the...

Happy Birthday case arrives in court as summary judgement motions considered
Happy Birthday case arrives in court as summary judgement motions considered

25 March 2015

The always interesting 'Happy Birthday' legal battle was in court this week, as the judge overseeing the case, George King, considered motions and...

Neil Fox charged with nine sex offences
Neil Fox charged with nine sex offences

24 March 2015

Radio DJ Neil Fox has been charged with nine sex offences involving six people, some of whom were under sixteen at the time...

Slipknot guitarist faces charges over brotherly punch up
Slipknot guitarist faces charges over brotherly punch up

24 March 2015

Skipknot guitarist Mick Thomson has been charged in relation to that fight he had with his brother in which he was stabbed in...

Suge Knight collapses as $25 million bail set
Suge Knight collapses as $25 million bail set

23 March 2015

Suge Knight last week left court in an ambulance for the fourth time since being charged with causing the death of Terry Carter...

Jailed Gregg Allman biopic director issues statement
Jailed Gregg Allman biopic director issues statement

23 March 2015

The director of the ill-fated Gregg Allman biopic has issued a statement via the Associated Press after pleading guilty to involuntary manslaughter and...

Bieber sued by ex-neighbour, doesn't create great first impression with new neighbour
Bieber sued by ex-neighbour, doesn't create great first impression with new neighbour

23 March 2015

Oh, Justin. It was all going so well. The singer turned over a new leaf recently, quickly establishing himself as the world's greatest...

Universal preparing to settle digital royalty class actions
Universal preparing to settle digital royalty class actions

20 March 2015

Universal Music is set to follow Sony Music and Warner Music in proposing a settlement to the widespread and long-running dispute - especially...

Pharrell warns that Blurred Lines ruling could
Pharrell warns that Blurred Lines ruling could "kill creativity"

20 March 2015

Pharrell Williams has warned of an imminent goldrush of copyright litigation in the wake of the verdict against him and Robin Thicke over...

In-flight entertainment firm countersues Universal
In-flight entertainment firm countersues Universal

20 March 2015

The in-flight entertainment company which has been caught up in litigation with the majors over whether it had the right licences for pumping...

Gayes push to make Universal and TI co-infringers in Blurred Lines case
Gayes push to make Universal and TI co-infringers in Blurred Lines case

19 March 2015

If you enjoyed Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke being officially declared shyster song-stealers who should pay the family of a dead music star...

Open letter from Family Gaye
Open letter from Family Gaye

19 March 2015

The family of Marvin Gaye have published an open letter in response to their victory in the high profile 'Blurred Lines' trial, and...

Sony fails to knock out 19's Idol stars lawsuit
Sony fails to knock out 19's Idol stars lawsuit

18 March 2015

Sony Music has failed to have a wide-ranging lawsuit filed by 19 Entertainment a year ago dismissed, though some elements of the case...

Pirate Bay blocks fall after SSL switch
Pirate Bay blocks fall after SSL switch

17 March 2015

Access to The Pirate Bay has been unhindered by most UK internet service providers for possibly a few weeks now, it has emerged,...

Tool conclude lawsuit, re-focus on new album
Tool conclude lawsuit, re-focus on new album

17 March 2015

Tool guitarist Adam Jones has said that the band are finally in a position to focus on recording a new album, following the...

Snoop Dogg on the Blurred Lines ruling
Snoop Dogg on the Blurred Lines ruling

17 March 2015

So, it seemed like pretty much everyone had an opinion on last week's 'Blurred Lines' ruling. I know I did. "But what does...

'Blurred Lines' lawyer confirms appeals will follow
'Blurred Lines' lawyer confirms appeals will follow

16 March 2015

A hot contender for least surprising development of the year, Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams' legal man Howard King has told Fox he...

DJ Neil Fox faces more sex assault allegations
DJ Neil Fox faces more sex assault allegations

16 March 2015

Radio DJ Neil Fox was last week arrested for a third time over allegations he sexually assaulted a woman, this time in the...

Spears family lawsuit with alleged former manager to return to court
Spears family lawsuit with alleged former manager to return to court

16 March 2015

The many and varied dramas of Britney Spears back in 2007 and 2008 all seem so long ago now, but one hangover from...

Web-blocks extend to proxy list sites
Web-blocks extend to proxy list sites

13 March 2015

Web-blocking in the UK extended a little further earlier this week with websites listing web-block circumventing proxies the latest target. As much previously...

PIPCU shuts down file-sharing karaoke site
PIPCU shuts down file-sharing karaoke site

13 March 2015

The City Of London Police's IP Crime Unit (PIPCU to its closest friends) shut down a copyright infringing karaoke website earlier this week...

Gaye family discuss 'Blurred Lines' win
Gaye family discuss 'Blurred Lines' win

12 March 2015

The Gaye family discussed the surprise ruling in their favour in the long-running 'Blurred Lines' copyright dispute with CBS's Entertainment Tonight yesterday, describing...

Gaye family win Blurred Lines dispute
Gaye family win Blurred Lines dispute

11 March 2015

OK, let's see if I can do this without resorting to the gag about it being a great day for 'Gaye rights'. So,...

Gregg Allman biopic director and exec producer plead guilty to involuntary manslaughter
Gregg Allman biopic director and exec producer plead guilty to involuntary manslaughter

10 March 2015

Gregg Allman biopic director Randall Miller and Executive Producer Jay Sedrin have pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter and trespassing as part of a...

Kraftwerk founder fights the power (supply manufacturer)
Kraftwerk founder fights the power (supply manufacturer)

10 March 2015

Kraftwerk co-founder Ralf Hutter has launched a trademark infringement lawsuit against a German company called eZelleron over a fuel cell it plans to...

Mike Weatherley MP welcomes IPO report on copyright crime penalties
Mike Weatherley MP welcomes IPO report on copyright crime penalties

9 March 2015

While later today he'll be back talking about secondary ticketing in Parliament, last week Mike Weatherley MP was busy welcoming a new report...

Trial over Gregg Allman biopic train death to begin this week
Trial over Gregg Allman biopic train death to begin this week

9 March 2015

Jury selection is due to begin later today for the trial of three people involved in the making of Gregg Allman biopic 'Midnight...

Blurred Lines trial moves to jury deliberations
Blurred Lines trial moves to jury deliberations

6 March 2015

We could find out later today whether pop monstrosity 'Blurred Lines' infringed Marvin Gaye classic 'Got To Give It Up', with the jury...

Victor Willis wins a 50% stake in YMCA
Victor Willis wins a 50% stake in YMCA

6 March 2015

Village People lyricist and one-time policeman-dresser-upper Victor Willis has prevailed in the second element of his long-running legal battle over the copyright in...

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