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DEC
22
3 HRS

Pharrell Williams' Lawyer to YouTube: Remove Our Songs or Face $1 Billion Lawsuit

Pharrell Williams' Lawyer to YouTube: Remove Our Songs or Face $1 Billion Lawsuit

There are songs, and then there are dances. Here's a song-and-dance routine that according to one of the lawyers involved, could amount to a billion-dollar lawsuit against YouTube.

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DEC
22
9 HRS

'Citizenfour' Producers Sued Over Edward Snowden Leaks (Exclusive)

'Citizenfour' Producers Sued Over Edward Snowden Leaks (Exclusive)

The U.S. government still wants to get its hands on Edward Snowden, the former CIA officer who has detailed the extent to which the NSA spies on citizens. Here's a timely question: Would the federal government ever do anything about Citizenfour, the Oscar-contending documentary that features Snowden?

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DEC
19
3 DAYS

Sony Hit With Fourth and Fifth Class-Action Lawsuits Over Stolen Data (Exclusive)

Sony Hit With Fourth and Fifth Class-Action Lawsuits Over Stolen Data (Exclusive)

Four days, four class-action lawsuits.

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DEC
19
3 DAYS

More Sony Hack Fallout: Google Fights Mississippi and the MPAA

More Sony Hack Fallout: Google Fights Mississippi and the MPAA

On Friday, Google filed papers in Mississippi federal court demanding that Jim Hood, the state attorney general, be restrained from an investigation that targets how the web giant facilitates the distribution of infringing content and goods.

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DEC
18
4 DAYS

FCC Refuses to Strip Redskins Owner's Broadcast License Over Team Nickname

FCC Refuses to Strip Redskins Owner's Broadcast License Over Team Nickname

The Washington Redskins are having a losing season in National Football League play but on Thursday the team and its owner, Daniel Snyder, won a victory from the Federal Communications Commission against those who claim the nickname of the team is offensive, indecent and profane, and that Snyder is not fit to hold a broadcast license.

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DEC
18
4 DAYS

Google Seizes on Sony Hacked Docs to Attack MPAA Conspiracy

Google Seizes on Sony Hacked Docs to Attack MPAA Conspiracy

Google says it is "deeply concerned" about reports that the Motion Picture Association of America and six studios led a secret campaign to attack the search giant in its fight against online piracy. 

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DEC
18
4 DAYS

TV Broadcasters Attempt to Delay Aereo's Sale of Technology

TV Broadcasters Attempt to Delay Aereo's Sale of Technology

Just because (a) the U.S. Supreme Court gave TV broadcasters a big victory against Aereo, (b) a federal judge issued an injunction and (c) Aereo declared Chapter 11 bankruptcy, that doesn't mean the brawl is quite over. Far from it.

The latest development is an objection from CBS, NBC, Fox and other broadcasters to the way that Aereo plans on auctioning off its assets, including the technology that spurred a high-profile case over the performance of copyrighted programming on digital devices.

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DEC
18
4 DAYS

Lawyer Won't Have to Pay Up After Issuing $1 Million Challenge on TV

Lawyer Won't Have to Pay Up After Issuing $1 Million Challenge on TV

Here are some things, according to the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, that one can say on television without getting into trouble: "I challenge anybody to show me — I’ll pay them a million dollars if they can do it."; "I'll eat my hat if … "; "I'll be a monkey's uncle if … "

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DEC
18
4 DAYS

Sony Hit With Third Class-Action Lawsuit Over Privacy Breach

Sony Hit With Third Class-Action Lawsuit Over Privacy Breach

It's officially a class-action parade as yet another complaint — the third this week after others filed on Monday and Tuesday — has been filed against Sony for not doing more to protect employee information such as Social Security numbers, account routing information and medical records from being exposed in the hacking breach.

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DEC
17
5 DAYS

Hollywood Docket: Iggy Azalea's Ex; Twitter's Celebrities; Kanye West's 'Gold Digger'

Hollywood Docket: Iggy Azalea's Ex; Twitter's Celebrities; Kanye West's 'Gold Digger'

Iggy Azalea is now facing counterclaims that look to hold valid a recording contract that she allegedly signed before she became a famous pop star.

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DEC
17
5 DAYS

Doubts Raised In Court Over Secrecy of Movie and TV Script Summaries

Doubts Raised In Court Over Secrecy of Movie and TV Script Summaries

On the defensive after being accused of unfairly selling access to a website that contains "breakdowns" of TV and movie scripts, Frank Moran, Louise Yanofsky and Steven Rubin are heaping scorn on the position that breakdowns amount to trade secrets or constitute proprietary information.

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DEC
16
6 DAYS

New Lawsuit Claims Sony’s 'The Interview' Put Employees in Danger (Exclusive)

New Lawsuit Claims Sony’s 'The Interview' Put Employees in Danger (Exclusive)

As Sony Pictures confronts new threats from hackers who have exposed corporate secrets, it must also contend with proposed class action lawsuits that blame the company for not doing more to stop or at least mitigate the damage. Already sued once on Monday, Sony is now facing a second lawsuit brought by production managers on some of its most high-profile films including Jerry Maguire, Spider-Man and The Green Hornet.

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DEC
16
6 DAYS

Judge Poised to Approve NBCU's $6.4 Million Settlement With Interns

Judge Poised to Approve NBCU's $6.4 Million Settlement With Interns

NBCUniversal has gotten preliminary approval from a judge overseeing a class action brought by former interns. On Monday, U.S. magistrate judge Ronald Ellis signed off on the $6.4 million deal that was filed in October.

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DEC
16
6 DAYS

Film Academy Sues Oscar Winner's Heir for Selling Statuette

Film Academy Sues Oscar Winner's Heir for Selling Statuette

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has lined up a new lawsuit, painting the picture of a cinematographer's heir who ignored bylaws by selling a statuette on eBay.

The statuette was awarded in 1953 to Robert Surtees for excellence in black-and-white cinematography for the film The Bad and the Beautiful, which starred Kirk Douglas and Lana Turner. More than 60 years later, the Film Academy is in court after Carol Surtees allegedly auctioned the statuette for $40,500.

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