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OCT
17
1 week

Universal Music Might Be Eyeing Lawsuit Against American Airlines

Universal Music Might Be Eyeing Lawsuit Against American Airlines

American Airlines is buckling up to defend a copyright lawsuit that could come as soon as next month from Universal Music Group. On Friday, attorneys for the airline told a Texas judge that it anticipates being a defendant when a "standstill agreement" with the record giant expires on November 10. The latest court documents signal a possible coordinated attack by the music industry to gain more income from the largest airline carriers in the country.

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OCT
17
1 week

'Dating Naked' Producers Tell Judge They Have Right to Show "Unfettered Nudity" (Exclusive)

'Dating Naked' Producers Tell Judge They Have Right to Show "Unfettered Nudity" (Exclusive)

When Jessie Nizewitz filed a $10 million lawsuit in late August against Viacom and producers of VH1's Dating Naked for allegedly violating her privacy by failing to "blur out her vagina and anus," one might have assumed that the producers would rush to move the dispute into private arbitration. But the defendants have gone the extra step by waiving before a judge three releases signed by Nizewitz that allegedly give the producers the right to show Nizewitz' birthday suit.

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OCT
17
1 week

Led Zeppelin Loses First Round in 'Stairway to Heaven' Lawsuit

Led Zeppelin Loses First Round in 'Stairway to Heaven' Lawsuit

Led Zeppelin is stuck in Pennsylvania at the moment, forced to confront claims the band stole its biggest hit "Stairway to Heaven" from Randy Craig Wolfe, founding member of the band Spirit.

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OCT
17
1 week

Google Touts Anti-Piracy Efforts in New Report

Google Touts Anti-Piracy Efforts in New Report

On Friday, Google released its second annual report on efforts the web giant is making on the piracy front.

The report can be read below, and while we'll let others judge the success of programs like the ContentID program for YouTube, we'll take a moment to highlight page 18 — "Using Copyright Notices in Ranking."

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OCT
16
1 week

Inside Kesha and Dr. Luke's Dueling Lawsuits

Inside Kesha and Dr. Luke's Dueling Lawsuits

Rape, verbal and physical abuse, indentured servitude and mental torment were but a few of the allegations put forth in a lawsuit filed by pop singer Kesha against hit songwriter-producer Dr. Luke (Lukasz Gottwald) on Oct. 13 in Los Angeles Superior Court.

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OCT
16
1 week

Rudy Giuliani Calls Manuel Noriega's 'Call of Duty' Lawsuit "Outrageous Offense to the First Amendment"

Rudy Giuliani Calls Manuel Noriega's 'Call of Duty' Lawsuit  "Outrageous Offense to the First Amendment"

It's former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani versus former Panama dictator Manuel Noriega in the latter's lawsuit alleging that video game developer Activision Blizzard violates his name and likeness in its best-selling game Call of Duty: Black Ops II. Giuliani, now a named partner at Bracewell & Giuliani, is defending the game publisher, and to hear him tell it, the former dictator's claims are an "outrageous offense to the First Amendment."

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OCT
16
1 week

NBCU Settling Lawsuit With Former MSNBC and 'Saturday Night Live' Interns

NBCU Settling Lawsuit With Former MSNBC and 'Saturday Night Live' Interns

As some companies like Fox and Lionsgate fight the issue of whether unpaid internships violate labor laws in court, at least one giant media company appears to putting the litigation to bed.

According to a letter that was filed by a lawyer representing former NBCUniversal interns, the parties will soon be submitting a motion for preliminary approval of the parties’ settlement.

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OCT
15
1 week

SiriusXM Dealt New Blow in RIAA's Lawsuit Over Older Music

SiriusXM Dealt New Blow in RIAA's Lawsuit Over Older Music

It's getting worse for SiriusXM in the ongoing strife over pre-1972 music.

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OCT
15
1 week

Judge Is Skeptical About Aereo's New Bid for Survival

Judge Is Skeptical About Aereo's New Bid for Survival

On Wednesday, New York federal judge Alison Nathan considered a preliminary injunction against Aereo, the controversial tech service that upon launching in the spring of 2012, promised to pry open the delivery of television signals so that customers could access the major networks on digital devices.

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OCT
15
1 week

'Birdman' Company's Former CEO Declares War With $55 Million Lawsuit

'Birdman' Company's Former CEO Declares War With $55 Million Lawsuit

The former CEO of the company behind Oscar contender Birdman has sued his former employer for $55 million in an escalating legal war.

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OCT
14
1 week

'Birdman' Company Mired in Dispute Involving Embezzlement, Loans and Film Credits

'Birdman' Company Mired in Dispute Involving Embezzlement, Loans and Film Credits

Worldview Entertainment, one of the production companies behind the buzzworthy film Birdman, is entangled in an escalating legal mess that has gone from one former executive's claim of being denied an executive producer credit on the Alejandro González Iñárritu film to new allegations filed this past Friday that former CEO Christopher Woodrow has embezzled money from the company.

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OCT
14
1 week

Dr. Luke Claims in Defamation Lawsuit That Kesha Is Extorting Him

Dr. Luke Claims in Defamation Lawsuit That Kesha Is Extorting Him

As pop superstar Kesha Rose Sebert lobbed a bombshell lawsuit alleging disturbing sexual abuse on the part of her producer, Lukasz "Dr. Luke" Gottwald was filing his own lawsuit against Kesha, her mother Pebe and her reps at Vector Management.

Dr. Luke's complaint, filed in New York Supreme Court, paints the dispute as arising out of a repudiation of Kesha's longstanding record deal.

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OCT
14
2 WKS

Read Full Details About Kesha's Disturbing Lawsuit Against Dr. Luke

Read Full Details About Kesha's Disturbing Lawsuit Against Dr. Luke

Pop superstar Kesha Rose Sebert has brought forward big allegations against Lukasz "Dr. Luke" Gottwald, accusing the renowned producer of rape and attempting to exert "suffocating control" over her life for a decade.

The lawsuit, filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, goes all the way back to Kesha's life in Nashville, Tenn., where she was allegedly induced by Dr. Luke to drop out of high school and leave her life behind at the age of 18.

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OCT
14
2 WKS

Deadmau5 Says Disney Approached Him About Re-Imagining 'Fantasia' (Exclusive)

Deadmau5 Says Disney Approached Him About Re-Imagining 'Fantasia' (Exclusive)

On Monday, Deadmau5 raised new sound and fury at the U.S. Trademark Office over Disney's attempt to oppose his mark consisting of a caricature of a mouse head with black ears, black face, white eyes and white mouth. The new papers speak among other things, about what Disney has in store for the 75th anniversary of the classic 1940 animated film, Fantasia, and how upper brass at the company might be interfering with bookings at ABC's late-night talk show hosted by Jimmy Kimmel.

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