Eminem copyright infringement lawsuit
Eminem copyright infringement lawsuit "politically motivated", says New Zealand National Party

17 September 2014

Hey, when was the last time we had a story about a musician suing a politician? I don't know, and I can't be...

TV investigation confirms 'death hoax' rapper Tim Dog did really die
TV investigation confirms 'death hoax' rapper Tim Dog did really die

17 September 2014

It's been confirmed that rapper and 'Fuck Compton' hitmaker Tim Dog, real name Timothy Blair, did indeed die in February last year. This...

Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams depositions made public in Blurred Lines squabble
Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams depositions made public in Blurred Lines squabble

16 September 2014

First you tapped your feet and you hummed the tune. Then you danced a little. Then you all downloaded and streamed it making...

Hoax call radio firm makes donation to nurse's family
Hoax call radio firm makes donation to nurse's family

15 September 2014

The Australian media group at the heart of the hoax call incident involving the hospital treating Kate Middleton in December 2012 has reportedly...

Frank Ocean's dad sues Russell Simmons website for defamation
Frank Ocean's dad sues Russell Simmons website for defamation

15 September 2014

Frank Ocean's father is suing hip hop mogul Russell Simmons for defamation relating to statements made on a website headed up by the...

Duke Ellington family calls for royalties lawsuit against EMI to be reinstated
Duke Ellington family calls for royalties lawsuit against EMI to be reinstated

12 September 2014

The estate of Duke Ellington is hoping to resurrect a royalties lawsuit against EMI Music Publishing, now controlled by Sony/ATV of course, after...

Disney responds to Deadmau5 dispute
Disney responds to Deadmau5 dispute

12 September 2014

If you're looking for an update on last week's Beef Of The Week, the rather fun squabble between Disney and Deadmau5, well look...

More Pirate Bay proxies blocked
More Pirate Bay proxies blocked

11 September 2014

New web-blocks are being put in place against a number of Pirate Bay proxies, according to Torrentfreak. As much previously reported, web-block injunctions...

Certain artists still unpaid as Guilfest declared insolvent
Certain artists still unpaid as Guilfest declared insolvent

10 September 2014

The company behind Guildford-based festival Guilfest, which took place once again back in July in the town's Stoke Park, has gone into insolvency....

Gayes hit back in 'Blurred Lines' dispute with a mash-up
Gayes hit back in 'Blurred Lines' dispute with a mash-up

9 September 2014

The family of Marvin Gaye have submitted their summary judgement papers in the ongoing dispute between them and Robin Thicke, Pharrell Williams and...

Aussie ISPs launch 'follow the money' campaign to tackle piracy
Aussie ISPs launch 'follow the money' campaign to tackle piracy

9 September 2014

While the web industry at large is busy hitting out at proposals for new anti-piracy laws in Australia, internet service providers in the...

Booking agent sues Lily Allen
Booking agent sues Lily Allen

9 September 2014

London booking agency EC1 has reportedly sued Lily Allen for allegedly breaching a 2012 agreement that would have seen the company and its...

Canadian prosecutors drop Bieber charges
Canadian prosecutors drop Bieber charges

9 September 2014

Prosecutors in Canada have said they are dropping an assault charge against Justin Bieber, but before you start thinking this relates to that...

Web firm trade group opposes anti-piracy proposals in Australia
Web firm trade group opposes anti-piracy proposals in Australia

8 September 2014

A global trade group for the web sector, which counts Google, Facebook and Microsoft amongst its membership, has hit out at previously reported...

Dappy charged with nightclub assault (yes, again)
Dappy charged with nightclub assault (yes, again)

8 September 2014

Britain's criminal justice system has added an extra line to rapper/singer/whatever Dappy's fast-lengthening rap sheet, as the one-time N-Dub is found guilty of...

IFPI takes down Kim Dotcom's album from Kim Dotcom's online storage service
IFPI takes down Kim Dotcom's album from Kim Dotcom's online storage service

5 September 2014

It's hard to catch a break when you're in the copyright protection game. There's always someone on hand to give you a little...

CMU Beef Of The Week #222: Deadmau5 v Disney
CMU Beef Of The Week #222: Deadmau5 v Disney

5 September 2014

So, you've likely already seen the news that Disney is going after Deadmau5 and his logo, opposing a trademark application he submitted in...

Disney moves to block Deadmau5 trademark application
Disney moves to block Deadmau5 trademark application

4 September 2014

Disney has opposed a trademark application by Deadmau5 to register his 'mau5head' logo. The dispute has been brewing for some time now, but...

ReDigi founders will remain as defendants on Capitol's infringement litigation
ReDigi founders will remain as defendants on Capitol's infringement litigation

4 September 2014

The record industry's legal squabbles with MP3 resale platform ReDigi rumble on, with the labels scoring another win this week in getting the...

Mike Weatherley publishes industry feedback to 'search engines and piracy' report
Mike Weatherley publishes industry feedback to 'search engines and piracy' report

4 September 2014

David Cameron's IP Advisor Mike Weatherley has submitted an additional document to the PM following on from his previously reported paper on the...

Select Committee says BBC
Select Committee says BBC "acted perfectly properly" on Cliff Richard reporting

3 September 2014

Parliament's Home Affairs Select Committee has concluded that the BBC did not act improperly in its coverage of the recent raid on Cliff...

Universal exec pleads guilty to £650,000 fraud
Universal exec pleads guilty to £650,000 fraud

3 September 2014

A former Universal Music exec yesterday admitted in court to stealing almost £650,000 from the major music company, which is a lot of...

Justin Bieber lands more bad driving and bad punching charges in Canada
Justin Bieber lands more bad driving and bad punching charges in Canada

3 September 2014

Hey, remember when Justin Bieber was just a clumsy kid who used to walk into doors a lot? He was a lot more...

Government's culture man talks tough on copyright at BPI AGM
Government's culture man talks tough on copyright at BPI AGM

2 September 2014

The government's culture man, former city boy Sajid Javid, talked tough about copyright enforcement at the Annual General Meeting of record industry trade...

Cee Lo Green pleads no contest to drugs charges, deletes Twitter account
Cee Lo Green pleads no contest to drugs charges, deletes Twitter account

2 September 2014

Cee Lo Green last week pleaded no contest to charges of "furnishing" a woman with ecstasy without her knowledge in 2012. And then...

ATP's dispute with Dash continues, Paypal issuing refunds instead
ATP's dispute with Dash continues, Paypal issuing refunds instead

1 September 2014

ATP remains in dispute with Dash Tickets over responsibility for issuing refunds to Jabberwocky ticketholders. However, in its latest statement, the independent promoter...

MPAA research bigs up UK web-blocking
MPAA research bigs up UK web-blocking

1 September 2014

Research from the Motion Picture Association Of America reportedly claims that web-blocking in the UK is proving a decent tactic for reducing levels...

Kim Dotcom fights to keep finances a secret
Kim Dotcom fights to keep finances a secret

28 August 2014

Kim Dotcom's finances have been discussed in a New Zealand court once again, as the various legal shenanigans in relation to his former...

Company named in Universal's Smirnoff DJ contest lawsuit denies involvement
Company named in Universal's Smirnoff DJ contest lawsuit denies involvement

28 August 2014

An Atlanta-based company has expressed surprise after being named on a lawsuit filed by Universal Music, over VH1 (and formerly BET) show 'Master...

MIA's long-running middle finger dispute with NFL is over
MIA's long-running middle finger dispute with NFL is over

27 August 2014

MIA's long-running dispute with Super Bowl owner the National Football League is at an end, with an undisclosed settlement having been reached. As...

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