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,...

Former Jay-Z producer now suing for co-ownership of rarity recordings
Former Jay-Z producer now suing for co-ownership of rarity recordings

14 July 2014

A producer recently investigated over allegations of extortion after a complaint was seemingly filed by Jay-Z's Roc Nation business, or possibly its parent...

Singapore parliament passes web-blocks
Singapore parliament passes web-blocks

11 July 2014

Web-blocking is close to becoming a reality in Singapore after the island nation's parliament approved new copyright legislation earlier this week. As previously...

Justin Bieber sentenced to two years' probation over egg attack
Justin Bieber sentenced to two years' probation over egg attack

10 July 2014

Justin Bieber has been given a sentence of two years probation in relation to charges of throwing eggs at his neighbour's house. Or...

Insane Clown Posse appeal dismissal of lawsuit against FBI
Insane Clown Posse appeal dismissal of lawsuit against FBI

10 July 2014

Insane Clown Posse have filed an appeal against the decision to dismiss their case against the US Department Of Justice and the FBI. As...

Michael, Melua and Monkeys linked to tax avoidance scheme
Michael, Melua and Monkeys linked to tax avoidance scheme

9 July 2014

George Michael, Katie Melua and the God-darn Arctic Monkeys have all been linked to the latest tax avoidance scheme to be exposed by...

TV firm secures mega web-block in India
TV firm secures mega web-block in India

8 July 2014

You might have thought sport was all about biking now, but no, that football kicking festival in Brazil is still going through the...

Italian investigation finds link between piracy operation and supposedly legit cyber-locker
Italian investigation finds link between piracy operation and supposedly legit cyber-locker

7 July 2014

A cyber-locker service called DDLStorage has been blocked in Italy amidst allegations the file-storage business exists primarily to assist in the distribution of...

Allman biopic director and producers charged with involuntary manslaughter
Allman biopic director and producers charged with involuntary manslaughter

7 July 2014

The director and two producers of a biopic about singer songwriter Gregg Allman have been charged with involuntary manslaughter, following the death of...

Dotcom's extradition hearing pushed back into 2015
Dotcom's extradition hearing pushed back into 2015

7 July 2014

If you had 2015 in the sweepstake for "years in which Kim Dotcom's extradition hearing will actually get to court", then well done,...

Machine Head settle with former bassist
Machine Head settle with former bassist

7 July 2014

Machine Head have reached an out of court settlement with former bassist Adam Duce, who sued the band earlier this year claiming that...

Pirate Bay founder requests jail move
Pirate Bay founder requests jail move

4 July 2014

Recently jailed Pirate Bay co-founder Peter Sunde has written to the Swedish probation board asking that he be moved to a jail more...

Katy Perry sued over song similarities
Katy Perry sued over song similarities

3 July 2014

Having already angered Muslims with the pop promo for her track 'Dark Horse', Katy Perry has now managed to outrage Christians too with...

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