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In Big Ruling, Sony Beats 'Iron Man' Composer's Lawsuit
In Big Ruling, Sony Beats 'Iron Man' Composer's Lawsuit
In a dispute over Ghostface Killer songs, a judge rules that Marvel — not Jack Urbont — is the statutory author of the "Iron Man Theme."
Antitrust Lawsuit Accuses AMC Entertainment of Hurting Hispanic Community By Studio Pacts
Antitrust Lawsuit Accuses AMC Entertainment of Hurting Hispanic Community By Studio Pacts
A Houston theater owner alleges it went out of business when the much-larger AMC threatened Warner, Sony, Paramount, Lionsgate, Disney and Universal.
As Washington Redskins Fight Over Controversial Name, Appeals Court Rules Against The Slants
As Washington Redskins Fight Over Controversial Name, Appeals Court Rules Against The Slants
On the other hand, the appeals court judge questions the government's justification for refusing "disparaging" trademarks.
Oprah Winfrey Network Claims Florida Man Perpetrated Impersonation Scheme
Oprah Winfrey Network Claims Florida Man Perpetrated Impersonation Scheme
A new lawsuit alleges Justin Jackson posed as Winfrey's nephew, an OWN employee, a Barack Obama aide and Madonna's manager.
Jay Z Beats Sound Engineer's Claim of Co-Ownership to Hit Songs
Jay Z Beats Sound Engineer's Claim of Co-Ownership to Hit Songs
A judge rules that Chauncey Mahan should have taken a hint from copyright registration records, album notes and a lack of royalties — and sued sooner.
Film and TV Script Website Accused of Violating Talent Agent Licensing Law
Film and TV Script Website Accused of Violating Talent Agent Licensing Law
Adam Seid accuses Breakdown Services of aiding and abetting talent managers who can't legally procure employment for actors.
Bill Cosby Accusers Allowed to Amend Defamation Lawsuit
Bill Cosby Accusers Allowed to Amend Defamation Lawsuit
Judge permits new language to be inserted into the complaint over Cosby's objection that the additions would be "futile."
UCLA to Host Entertainment/Sports Labor Conference
UCLA to Host Entertainment/Sports Labor Conference
The broad-ranging event aims to build bridges between scholars, professionals and practitioners.
Appeals Court Agrees to Review SiriusXM's Challenge Over Pre-1972 Music
Appeals Court Agrees to Review SiriusXM's Challenge Over Pre-1972 Music
The 2nd Circuit will take up the issue of whether New York protects the public performance of older songs — and whether that violates the U.S. Constitution.
Joss Whedon, Lionsgate Hit With Copyright Lawsuit Over 'The Cabin in the Woods'
Joss Whedon, Lionsgate Hit With Copyright Lawsuit Over 'The Cabin in the Woods'
The author of a 2006 novel has accused the 'Avengers' director and 'Cabin' director Drew Goddard of stealing his idea.
Movie Producer Peter Hoffman Stands Trial in Film Tax Credit Fraud Case
Movie Producer Peter Hoffman Stands Trial in Film Tax Credit Fraud Case
Prosecutors will have to prove that Hoffman intentionally submitted false expense reports on a Louisiana mansion being transformed into a postproduction facility.
Universal Music Agrees to Pay $11.5 Million to Settle Digital Royalties Class Action
Universal Music Agrees to Pay $11.5 Million to Settle Digital Royalties Class Action
A settlement submitted to a judge for approval would also give UMG artists a higher royalty rate going forward.