Blurred Lines plagiarism case to proceed to court
Blurred Lines plagiarism case to proceed to court

31 October 2014

The big fat Blurred Lines plagiarism case is set to proceed to court, after a judge ruled that the family of Marvin Gaye...

Gregg Allman and others dropped from civil case over biopic death
Gregg Allman and others dropped from civil case over biopic death

31 October 2014

The family of Sarah Jones, the camera assistant who died during the filming of Gregg Allman biopic 'Midnight Rider' earlier this year, have...

Kim Dotcom's battle for his MegaUpload assets moves to Hong Kong
Kim Dotcom's battle for his MegaUpload assets moves to Hong Kong

30 October 2014

Kim Dotcom's hit back on all things MegaUpload shifted over to Hong Kong earlier this week, where legal reps for the founder of...

Former U2 bassist PA loses appeal against theft conviction
Former U2 bassist PA loses appeal against theft conviction

30 October 2014

The former PA to U2 bassist Adam Clayton has lost her appeal against a conviction of stealing money from the musician. As previously reported,...

European Court Of Justice ruling says embedding not infringement
European Court Of Justice ruling says embedding not infringement

28 October 2014

The European Court Of Justice has ruled that embedding a YouTube video on a website without the permission of the video owner does...

Injured Ultra security guard sues for negligence
Injured Ultra security guard sues for negligence

28 October 2014

The security person injured when gatecrashers pushed down a perimeter fence at the Miami edition of the Ultra festival earlier this year has...

US courts side again with EMI in Duke Ellington dispute
US courts side again with EMI in Duke Ellington dispute

24 October 2014

A court in New York has denied the estate of Duke Ellington the right to reinstate a lawsuit against the EMI music publishing...

Kesha claims about Dr Luke contradicted in earlier deposition
Kesha claims about Dr Luke contradicted in earlier deposition

23 October 2014

There were developments earlier this week in the high profile and emotive legal battle between Kesha and her long-time collaborator Dr Luke. As previously...

East London's Vibe Bar closing over licensing issues
East London's Vibe Bar closing over licensing issues

23 October 2014

East London's Vibe Bar is to close after a run in between the venue's owners and local licensing authorities. Owners of the space,...

Recent case provides insight into the costs of web-blocking
Recent case provides insight into the costs of web-blocking

22 October 2014

Torrentfreak has published some information on the costs of instigating web-blocks based on information provided in a recent case by legal man Simon...

Justin Timberlake settles with Heat
Justin Timberlake settles with Heat

22 October 2014

In not exactly earth-shakingly shocking news, the Irish Times reports that Justin Timberlake has reached a settlement with Heat magazine, having filed defamation...

Double legal setback for Kim Dotcom
Double legal setback for Kim Dotcom

21 October 2014

MegaUpload founder Kim Dotcom has had two setbacks in his long-running legal battle with the American and New Zealand authorities. Prosecutors in the...

Google pledges to further demote piracy sites in search listings
Google pledges to further demote piracy sites in search listings

20 October 2014

Google has made another commitment to downgrade piracy sites in its search engine results based on takedown notices issued under America's Digital Millennium...

Web-blocking begins in Iceland
Web-blocking begins in Iceland

17 October 2014

With web-blocking now a tip top poptastic tactic for combating online piracy, Iceland has joined the web-blockade party by issuing a court injunction...

Labels look set to win pre-1972 lawsuit against Sirius after Flo & Eddie ruling
Labels look set to win pre-1972 lawsuit against Sirius after Flo & Eddie ruling

16 October 2014

The recent court win for songwriters Flo & Eddie in their royalties dispute with US satellite radio firm Sirius XM has had an...

Dancing Jesus file-sharer changes plea to guilty
Dancing Jesus file-sharer changes plea to guilty

16 October 2014

Both the men prosecuted for infringing copyright via one-time file-sharing forum Dancing Jesus have now pleaded guilty to illegally distributing music, according to...

Kesha and Dr Luke enter legal battle over sexual assault allegations
Kesha and Dr Luke enter legal battle over sexual assault allegations

15 October 2014

Kesha has made a number of serious allegations against pop producer Dr Luke, real name Lukasz Gottwald, whose label and music publishing outfit...

Ford fires back at Alliance Of Artists And Recording Companies
Ford fires back at Alliance Of Artists And Recording Companies

15 October 2014

Ford has hit back in the previously reported legal battle instigated by the often forgotten (or entirely forgotten until this lawsuit) Alliance Of...

Industry faces new copyright data challenge following collapse of GRD
Industry faces new copyright data challenge following collapse of GRD

15 October 2014

"What next following the collapse of the music publishing sector's Global Repertoire Database?" asks CMU Business Editor Chris Cooke in the latest edition...

Yes way, Cliff Richard is going on tour
Yes way, Cliff Richard is going on tour

15 October 2014

Perhaps over-optimistically or perhaps not, Cliff Richard has confirmed that he'll 'hit the road' next year for a series of shows celebrating his...

Copyright education should begin with the rights owners, says CMU Business Editor
Copyright education should begin with the rights owners, says CMU Business Editor

13 October 2014

Hot on the heels of Mike Weatherley MP's report on copyright education, published on Friday, CMU Business Editor Chris Cooke has penned a...

Mike Weatherley stands down as IP Advisor to the PM
Mike Weatherley stands down as IP Advisor to the PM

13 October 2014

Following the publication of that there copyright education report last week, Mike Weatherley MP has announced he is stepping down from his role...

Paul Gambaccini will not be charged over assault claims
Paul Gambaccini will not be charged over assault claims

13 October 2014

Broadcaster and 'talking head' Paul Gambaccini will face no criminal action regarding alleged historic sex crimes, it's been confirmed, due to a lack...

Justin Timberlake and wife suing Heat mag
Justin Timberlake and wife suing Heat mag

13 October 2014

Justin Timberlake and his wife, actress Jessica Biel, have each filed separate defamation claims against semi-'glossy' celeb mag Heat, according to various Irish...

Mike Weatherley launches copyright education report
Mike Weatherley launches copyright education report

10 October 2014

Mike Weatherley MP, Intellectual Property Advisor to David Cameron, has published the third of his copyright reports this morning, this one called 'Copyright...

Pras sues New York Post over cancelled benefit gig claims
Pras sues New York Post over cancelled benefit gig claims

9 October 2014

One time Fugee Pras ain’t happy with the New York Post, and he’s firing up his litigation machine to prove it. The New York...

Former radio DJ and Savile associate in court over rape charges
Former radio DJ and Savile associate in court over rape charges

8 October 2014

A former radio DJ and friend of Jimmy Savile was in a Manchester court (pictured) yesterday to face eighteen charges of rape and...

Collins Long announces new partner and employment law practice
Collins Long announces new partner and employment law practice

8 October 2014

Music and entertainment law firm Collins Long has announced the appointment of Praveen Bhatia as a Partner at the business. Joining the company...

BPI launches private prosecution against former file-sharing site
BPI launches private prosecution against former file-sharing site

7 October 2014

Record label trade group the BPI has confirmed that a trial against two people involved with a defunct file-sharing forum called Dancing Jesus...

Hugo Boss accused of ripping off The xx for ad
Hugo Boss accused of ripping off The xx for ad

7 October 2014

XL affiliate Young Turks has cried foul on Hugo Boss for an advert it put out earlier this year with a soundtrack that...

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