Federal appeals court agrees to review pre-1972 case
Federal appeals court agrees to review pre-1972 case

17 April 2015

A federal appeals court in the US has agreed to review one of the previously reported pre-1972 legal battles that is occurring in...

Neil Fox appears in court on sex offence charges
Neil Fox appears in court on sex offence charges

17 April 2015

Radio presenter Neil Fox yesterday appeared at Westminster Magistrates' Court for a preliminary hearing on charges related to alleged sexual and indecent assaults...

Fake Glastonbury ticket seller facing prison
Fake Glastonbury ticket seller facing prison

17 April 2015

A woman convicted of fraud is facing prison, after earning over £23,000 selling fake Glastonbury tickets. Hammersmith Magistrates' Court heart that Christine Babb from...

Universal proposes settlement in long running digital royalties dispute
Universal proposes settlement in long running digital royalties dispute

16 April 2015

Phew, all three of the major labels might just have their long running disputes with artists over download revenues fully resolved at least...

Spotify steps up its representation in Washington
Spotify steps up its representation in Washington

16 April 2015

It's like my old Aunt Marge always used to say, "Why have one lobbying firm fighting your corner on Capitol Hill when you...

Man injured in Suge Knight hit-and-run refuses to identify driver
Man injured in Suge Knight hit-and-run refuses to identify driver

15 April 2015

The surviving of the two men hit by Suge Knight in a hit-and-run incident in January, Cle Sloan, admitted in court earlier this...

Radio royalties for labels back on the agenda in Washington as Fair Play, Fair Pay Act unveiled
Radio royalties for labels back on the agenda in Washington as Fair Play, Fair Pay Act unveiled

14 April 2015

The latest efforts by the American record industry to force terrestrial radio stations to pay royalties to labels solidified around a new piece...

Majors sue accused music leaker
Majors sue accused music leaker

10 April 2015

All three major record companies are suing a Swedish man who faces criminal charges for allegedly hacking the email accounts of music industry...

Final draft of Aussie three-strikes submitted
Final draft of Aussie three-strikes submitted

10 April 2015

Australia's telecoms sector has submitted a final draft of its plans for a three-strikes system to combat online piracy, which will see the...

Lil Wayne moves Cash Money lawsuit to New Orleans
Lil Wayne moves Cash Money lawsuit to New Orleans

9 April 2015

Lil Wayne has moved his ongoing lawsuit against Cash Money Records from New York to New Orleans, where he originally signed his deal...

Suge Knight given time to find new lawyer in robbery case
Suge Knight given time to find new lawyer in robbery case

9 April 2015

With his murder charge still working its way through the courts, Suge Knight appeared in front of a judge on separate charges of...

Marilyn Manson to press charges over Denny's punch
Marilyn Manson to press charges over Denny's punch

9 April 2015

Marilyn Manson has said that he will press charges against a man who allegedly hit him in the face at a branch of...

DoJ expected to support partial withdrawal in consent decree review
DoJ expected to support partial withdrawal in consent decree review

8 April 2015

The US Department Of Justice is expected to green light partial withdrawal from collective licensing after its review of the American music publishing...

Father of late GWAR frontman accuses band of stealing son's ashes
Father of late GWAR frontman accuses band of stealing son's ashes

8 April 2015

The father of late GWAR frontman Dave Brockie has sued the other members of the band and their management company Slave Pit, accusing...

Kanye West settles photographer attack lawsuit
Kanye West settles photographer attack lawsuit

8 April 2015

Kanye West and paparazzo Daniel Ramos have settled a lawsuit launched in August 2013. Ramos accused West of attacking him at Los Angeles...

Has the osprey landed? T site squabble continues
Has the osprey landed? T site squabble continues

7 April 2015

The future of more festivals should depend on where an osprey chooses to nest, it would make the whole sector a lot more...

LA court considers whether to allow latest Michael Jackson molestation case to proceed
LA court considers whether to allow latest Michael Jackson molestation case to proceed

7 April 2015

A court in LA has been considering whether to allow a civil case against the Michael Jackson Estate to proceed in which claimant...

Sony hits back in 19 lawsuit, claims it overpaid former Idols
Sony hits back in 19 lawsuit, claims it overpaid former Idols

2 April 2015

Sony Music has bounced a countersuit back at 19 Entertainment, having failed to have most of a lawsuit filed against it by the...

ISP and music publishers squabble over financial data in safe harbour test case
ISP and music publishers squabble over financial data in safe harbour test case

1 April 2015

As the so called safe harbour rules protecting tech firms from liability for copyright infringement are debated in Europe, a legal case in...

American lawyer disagrees with Pharrell over Blurred Lines case
American lawyer disagrees with Pharrell over Blurred Lines case

1 April 2015

US-based entertainment lawyer Michael Sukin has responded to comments made by Pharrell Williams in his previously reported recent interview with the Financial Times...

If the lines are ‘blurred’ the right thing is to ask permission
If the lines are ‘blurred’ the right thing is to ask permission

1 April 2015

This is the full version of a letter written by entertainment lawyer Michael Sukin, owner of the Sukin Law Group, in reaction to the...

StubHub sues Ticketmaster over 'official' resale sites
StubHub sues Ticketmaster over 'official' resale sites

31 March 2015

Having lobbied away the most important of the rules that were proposed for the new Consumer Rights Act - the rule that a...

More web-blocks ordered in Europe
More web-blocks ordered in Europe

31 March 2015

Good news for fans of web-blocks, the European courts are increasingly block-happy, with recent injunctions seeing The Pirate Bay being blocked in Spain...

Irish ISP is forced to set up three-strikes
Irish ISP is forced to set up three-strikes

30 March 2015

The High Court in Ireland has told internet service provider UPC that it must introduce a three-strikes system to help combat online piracy....

Mike Weatherley puts focus on safe harbours with one last IP report
Mike Weatherley puts focus on safe harbours with one last IP report

30 March 2015

As Parliament wound up last week ahead of the upcoming election most general, Mike Weatherley, outgoing MP for Hove and, for a time,...

Police regulator reports on first investigation relating to Ian Watkins case
Police regulator reports on first investigation relating to Ian Watkins case

30 March 2015

The Independent Police Complaints Commission has reported on one of three investigations it instigated following the arrest and subsequent conviction of one time...

Finnish digital rights case could set interesting precedent over pre-iTunes catalogue
Finnish digital rights case could set interesting precedent over pre-iTunes catalogue

27 March 2015

A potentially important test case being fought in the Finnish courts has ruled in favour of the family of a late artist who...

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...

  • Tidal CEO out as post-relaunch staffing rejig begins
  • North American EDM business worth $1.9 billion
  • Malaysian radio firm launches streaming service
  • Full marketing strand for CMU Insights @ The Great Escape revealed
  • Lady Gaga launches study into mental health of US high school students
  •