On Wednesday, the International Trade Commission delivered a 64-page brief to a federal appeals court in a dispute that may impact the future of global anti-piracy efforts, but what the U.S. government agency is downplaying as "a case about teeth... not a case that threatens to bring down the Internet."
Specifically, the case is about patented orthodontic appliances and whether the ITC has the authority to ban the importation of a 3D print design.
The marathon litigation over Jay Z's sampling of an old Egyptian tune for his blockbuster song "Big Pimpin' " took a new turn on Wednesday after the nephew of a deceased Egyptian composer filed a new copyright infringement lawsuit against Live Nation.
Attempting against odds to make a federal case over client poaching, boutique talent agency Lenhoff & Lenhoff is now suing United Talent Agency and International Creative Management Partners for allegedly violating antitrust law. In a lawsuit filed in California federal court on Feb. 13, Lenhoff & Lenhoff rejects the notion there's nothing to be done over a practice that's both common and long-standing in Hollywood.
Gawker founder Nick Denton usually spends his time figuring out how to reach and engage readers. On Tuesday, though, the digital media company aimed to put some limits on how its former interns are being given news of a putative class action lawsuit that contends Gawker violated labor laws by failing to pay at least minimum wage.
According to a 2011 article in The New Yorker, the dog star Rin Tin Tin was once so popular that every time Warner Bros. "was in financial straits it released a Rin Tin Tin movie and the income from it set things right again."
The second season of Ryan Seacrest's Typo is too much like the first, according to BlackBerry Limited.
The once dominant smartphone maker is again suing Typo, alleging in a new complaint filed on Monday in California federal court that its mobile keyboard designs have been "slavishly copied...down to the smallest detail, including the layout of the keyboard itself, the shapes of the keys, and the surface sculpting of the keys."
More litigation has been filed over pre-1972 sound recordings. On Friday, Beach Road Music brought separate putative class actions alleging at least $5 million in damages against Sony Entertainment, Apple Inc., Rdio and Escape Media Group.
When Rhythm & Hues declared bankruptcy in February 2013, laying off hundreds of employees and taking $17 million in loans just so it could complete VFX work for Universal and Fox, the court filings led to weeks of discussion about how a company that had worked on such films as The Hunger Games and The Lord of the Rings and won an Oscar for Life of Pi had gotten into such dire straits.
The rights-holder of Dumb and Dumber To, last year's sequel starring Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels, is the latest to jump aboard the legal stratagem of suing anonymous users of BitTorrent for sharing copyrighted work.
With word that $7.5 million is of "economic insignificance" and some pride of having bested corporate raider Carl Icahn, Lionsgate on Thursday moved to dismiss a shareholder class-action lawsuit for failing to disclose a Securities and Exchange Commission investigation.
It's not often that The Hollywood Reporter misses a chance to review a new television series, but then again, TV networks don't usually premiere a series at 1:30 a.m. That's what happened on Monday when FXX debuted Winter Dragon, based upon the massively popular fantasy book series Wheel of Time. There's a reason why the pilot quietly arrived in the wee hours of the morning on Feb.