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MAR
4
14 HRS

'Blurred Lines' Trial: Pharrell Says His Song Channels "That Late '70s Feeling"

'Blurred Lines' Trial: Pharrell Says His Song Channels "That Late '70s Feeling"

Pharrell Williams testified in a single phrase to what he thinks "Blurred Lines" shares with the Marvin Gaye song it's said to copy: "Feel. Not infringement."

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MAR
4
18 HRS

Fox Can't Escape Lawsuit Alleging 'New Girl' Was Stolen

Fox Can't Escape Lawsuit Alleging 'New Girl' Was Stolen

A judge has ruled that a rewrite of a lawsuit against 21st Century Fox over the sitcom New Girl should survive a motion to dismiss.

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MAR
4
20 HRS

Judge Won't Force Twitter to Reveal Anonymous Trolls

Judge Won't Force Twitter to Reveal Anonymous Trolls

Who is the anonymous person tweeting that Music Group Macao CEO Uli Behringer engages with prostitutes and evades taxes?

The company which supplies audio equipment including loudspeakers, amplifiers and mixers is no closer to finding out after a federal judge in San Francisco refused to order Twitter to reveal the individual(s) behind @NotUliBehringer and @FakeUli.

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MAR
4
22 HRS

TiVo Eyes Future After Buying Aereo.com for $1 Million

TiVo Eyes Future After Buying Aereo.com for $1 Million

Pending a bankruptcy judge's approval, TiVo is about to become the proud owner of Aereo's trademarks, domain names and customer lists.

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MAR
3
2 DAYS

Hollywood Producer Is Still Paying for the 1846 U.S.–Mexican War

Hollywood Producer Is Still Paying for the 1846 U.S.–Mexican War

Time for some American history: Between 1846 to 1848, the United States of America and Central Republic of Mexico were engaged in armed conflict over territory. The war came to end upon ratification of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, whereby the Americans paid millions for land in the Southwest including a large portion of New Mexico.

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MAR
3
2 DAYS

'Blurred Lines' Trial Reveals How Much Money Robin Thicke's Song Made

'Blurred Lines' Trial Reveals How Much Money Robin Thicke's Song Made

As the Blurred Lines trial resumed, jurors got an inside peek at the financial success of the song credited to Robin Thicke, Pharrell Williams and T.I.

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MAR
3
2 DAYS

How Similar Is 'Blurred Lines' To A 1977 Marvin Gaye Hit?

How Similar Is 'Blurred Lines' To A 1977 Marvin Gaye Hit?

Following testimony from a Motown executive and a piano medley by Robin Thicke during the previous week's proceedings, Thicke, Pharrell Williams and T.I. will return to Los Angeles federal court on Tuesday to fight claims they copied their multiplatinum song from Gaye's 1977 hit "Got To Give

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MAR
2
3 DAYS

Marvin Gaye Family Says Jury Has Been "Poisoned" by 'Blurred Lines' Trial Testimony

Marvin Gaye Family Says Jury Has Been "Poisoned" by 'Blurred Lines' Trial Testimony

As the Blurred Lines trial enters its second week, attorneys for Marvin Gaye's children are seeking relief from what they argue are prejudicial statements from the Robin Thicke side that have already "poisoned, perhaps irreparably" the jury.

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MAR
2
3 DAYS

Google Trumpets Victory Over MPAA in Mississippi

Google Trumpets Victory Over MPAA in Mississippi

In a potentially big court ruling, Google has gotten a Mississippi federal court to issue a preliminary injunction against Jim Hood, the state attorney general.

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MAR
2
3 DAYS

U.S. Government Allowed to Keep Kim Dotcom Money

U.S. Government Allowed to Keep Kim Dotcom Money

On Friday, the U.S. government won its biggest ruling yet in its ongoing legal campaign against Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom and his cohorts. A federal judge is allowing prosecutors to seize an estimated $67 million in assets tied to Megaupload on the basis that he's a "fugitive."

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MAR
2
3 DAYS

Viacom Sues Operators of Online Channel Playing "Classic" Nickelodeon

Viacom Sues Operators of Online Channel Playing "Classic" Nickelodeon

Whatever undercurrent of nostalgia has driven fans of kids shows from the 1990s and early 2000s to NickReboot.com, Viacom is having none of it.

On Friday, the parent company of Nickelodeon filed a lawsuit against the anonymous operators of the site for allegedly violating copyrights "willfully, maliciously and with wanton disregard" and for violating trademarks "by creating the false and misleading impression that Defendants’ pirated Viacom Works are produced, distributed, endorsed, sponsored, approved, or licensed."

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FEB
27
6 DAYS

Stevie Wonder Owes Millions, Claims Ex-Lawyer's Widow

Stevie Wonder Owes Millions, Claims Ex-Lawyer's Widow

What makes an effective entertainment lawyer?

According to a new lawsuit by Susan Strack, her late husband, Johanan Vigoda, was exactly that because he represented Stevie Wonder for four decades. And in that time, the singer's "deals with music companies went from oppressive to … among the most lucrative contract terms in the music industry."

Then again, maybe an effective lawyer is one who figures out how to enrich himself in the process.

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FEB
27
6 DAYS

Netflix Beats Antitrust Class Action at Appeals Court

Netflix Beats Antitrust Class Action at Appeals Court

It's no secret that the law sometimes moves slowly. On the day that millions will begin binging on the latest season of House of Cards, most know Netflix as the company that streams videos. Once upon a time, Netflix was primarily recognized for the way its customers rented DVDs through the postal mail. In this stone age, Netflix had competition from Blockbuster and Walmart, but then Netflix came to an agreement to acquire Walmart's customers, which triggered a class action lawsuit alleging violations of antitrust law.

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FEB
27
6 DAYS

Bill Cosby Asserts "Self-Defense" Rights in Retort to Rape Accusers

Bill Cosby Asserts "Self-Defense" Rights in Retort to Rape Accusers

Bill Cosby has been on the defensive in the past few months over allegations by many women who accuse the comedian of drugging and sexually assaulting them. On Friday, Cosby's lawyers told a Massachusetts judge to dismiss a defamation claim made by three women on the basis that if he branded them liars in statements to the press, he was within his rights to make "privileged utterances of self-defense."

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