On Thursday, Fox News requested a federal judge's permission for an interlocutory appeal in a dispute concerning how it used a 9/11 photograph on Facebook. If given the green light, the cable news network would be leading an attempt to allow social media users expansive fair use to copyrighted works.
In 2014 Universal became the second major label, after Sony, to battle airlines' rights to in-flight music. The recording giant filed suit that September over the use of music and videos by Taylor Swift, Weezer, Kanye West and other artists.
Hollywood talent managers had reason to celebrate on Thursday as the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has vacated a ruling dismissing a challenge to the Talent Agencies Act, the California law that says only licensed talent agents can procure employment for clients.
An important chapter in the legal history of the music business may be coming to conclusion soon as Universal Music Group is close to submitting a settlement resolving claims that it cheated recording artists of royalties from digital downloads.
Hip-hop star Drake committed trade libel by disavowing a concert film as "unauthorized," alleges a lawsuit filed in Los Angeles Superior Court on Wednesday.
SpectiCast, the plaintiff, is a provider of content through theatrical and video-on-demand services. According to the lawsuit, SpectiCast was granted rights to a May, 2009 "Homecoming" concert by Drake in Toronto, Canada. Before the concert, the musician entered into a performance agreement that guaranteed him 15 percent of the profits from a recording.
"What the hell did I do? Killed them all, of course."
With this bombshell "confession" — muttered by Robert Durst to himself during a bathroom break at the conclusion of his interview with filmmaker Andrew Jarecki — HBO's riveting documentary The Jinx came to a close on Sunday evening. Two days later, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office charged Durst with first-degree murder in connection with the 2000 gangland-style murder of his friend Susan Berman.
If a jury's decision to award $7.4 million in profits and damages to Marvin Gaye's family represents the "bottom of the sixth" as an attorney for Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke says, the game continued on Tuesday night with new motions for the "Blurred Lines" judge to consider.
The satellite broadcaster filed suit Friday claiming copyright infringement by a group of Chinese companies that produces the set-top TV unit TVpad. The unit gives users access to hundreds of programs produced by China Central Television and Hong Kong’s Television Broadcasts Limited, some of which Dish distributes in the U.S.
But they're streaming illegally, claim Dish and the Chinese broadcasters.