$7.3M to Marvin Gaye’s Family for Copyright Infringement by “Blurred Lines” Songwriters Pharrell/Thicke

Apr 14, 2015 By: Jury Verdicts

Williams v. Bridgeport Music Inc. (C.D.Cal.) $7.3M to Marvin Gaye’s Family for Copyright Infringement by “Blurred Lines” Songwriters Pharrell/Thicke

Indiana Jury Awards $1.2M for Our Lady of America Religious Artifacts Dispute

Sep 9, 2014 By: Jury Verdicts

McCarthy v. Fuller (S.D. Ind.) Indiana Jury Awards $1.2M for Our Lady of America Religious Artifacts Dispute

Judge, On Quentin’s Copyright Claim: ‘Cool It’

May 2, 2014 By: Will Ashenmacher

In a fury, Quentin Tarantino sued Gawker, alleging copyright infringement over a link to a leaked script. The judge was not impressed.

Hot Docs: Broadcasters appeal denial of injunction against Internet TV streamer

Sep 27, 2012 By: Jeremy Byellin

Major TV broadcasters are appealing a ruling denying an injunction against Aereo, a service that streams and allows DVR recordings of broadcast TV over the Internet.

Appeals court rules $222,000 in damages for sharing 24 songs “not obviously unreasonable”

Sep 13, 2012 By: Jeremy Byellin

On Tuesday, the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that a $222,000 verdict against Jammie Thomas-Rasset for sharing 24 songs was not a violation of her due process rights.

Hot Docs: Appeals court: Cable TV can’t be streamed live over the Internet

Aug 30, 2012 By: Jeremy Byellin

The Second Circuit Court of Appeals ruled this week that live cable TV broadcasts cannot be done over the Internet with compulsory licensing – an effective prohibition.

Google makes it harder to find pirated material? So what?

Aug 24, 2012 By: Will Ashenmacher

Google recently changed its search algorithms to drop sites over which the search giant has received a lot of valid copyright removal notices to the bottom of a results list. What’s the big deal?

Hot Docs: EA sues Zynga over copyright infringement in “The Ville”

Aug 16, 2012 By: Jeremy Byellin

Electronic Arts is suing social game creator Zynga over elements of EA’s “The Sims Social” that EA claims Zynga “copied and misappropriated” in its “The Ville” game.

Google vs. Oracle: The Fight over APIs and Why It Matters

May 25, 2012 By: Craig Blakeley and Jeff Matsuura

Oracle and Google are engaged in a vigorous lawsuit over “application programming interfaces” (APIs), which are pieces of computer code that serve as interfaces helping to connect software platforms with software applications.

Hot Docs: Coach sues (another) flea market for counterfeit sales

Apr 26, 2012 By: Jeremy Byellin

Coach, Inc. is suing another flea market over the sale of several counterfeit Coach products by some of its vendors, though this latest suit doesn’t seem quite as strong as some others.

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