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Record Labels Reach $105 Million Settlement With Lime Wire
Posted on 13 May 2011 by Melissa Ritti

NEW YORK - (Mealey's) Cautioning that "theft of the world's greatest music comes with a stiff price," Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) Chairman and CEO Mitch Bainwol confirmed May 12 that a settlement has been reached... Read More

Possible Copyright Troll Filing Lawsuit Over Illegally Downloaded Pornographic Films
Posted on 20 May 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

Patrick Collins, Inc. has filed a number of Doe suits for copyright infringement of its pornographic films by illegal download. Patrick Collins Inc. is reported to be known as Elegant Angel Productions and was allegedly involved in the copyright troll... Read More

Proskauer Rose LLP On The Righthaven Lawsuits: What Is Fair Use Of Online Publications?
Posted on 24 Mar 2011 by Jeff Neuburger

By Jeff Neuburger of Proskauer Rose LLP Righthaven LLC is an intellectual property enforcement firm that was formed by a group of copyright attorneys and Stephens Media , the publisher of the Law Vegas Review-Journal. The company has been making a... Read More

Jury Says Google Infringed, But It Can't Agree On Fair Use
Posted on 8 May 2012 by Melissa Ritti

SAN FRANCISCO - (Mealey's) After five full days of deliberation, federal jurors in California issued a partial verdict on May 7 in the closely watched copyright dispute over defendant Google Inc.'s Android software platform ( Oracle America Inc... Read More

Jury Awards Oracle $1.3 Billion In Copyright Dispute
Posted on 24 Nov 2010 by Mark Rogers

OAKLAND, Calif. - (Mealey's) After an 11-day trial, a jury in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California on Nov. 23 determined that Oracle USA Inc. was entitled to $1.3 billion in actual damages in the form of a fair market value... Read More

Charlie Sheen, Tigers Blood And Trademark Infringement
Posted on 6 Apr 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

According to Gawker.com , Charlie Sheen is attempting to copyright his various catchphrases, including the phrase "Tiger Blood." However, Sheen's a little late to the game as evidenced by a recent filing from Zing Brothers, LLC, owner of... Read More

Harry Potter's U.S. Publisher Sued For Alleged Copyright Infringement
Posted on 28 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW YORK - The trustee of the estate of the late English author Adrian Jacobs on July 13 filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York against Harry Potter's U.S. publisher, Scholastic Inc., for alleged infringement... Read More

Judge Tosses Mattel Lawsuit Related To Bratz Doll Case
Posted on 19 Apr 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

LOS ANGELES - (AP) A state court judge has tossed a lawsuit by toy giant Mattel Inc. that accuses its rival MGA Entertainment Inc. of fraudulently transferring millions in funds to avoid paying anticipated judgments in litigation over ownership of the... Read More

New York Court: Keep Internet Copyright Disputes At Home
Posted on 25 Mar 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

ALBANY, N.Y. - (AP) New York's top court ruled Thursday that publishers should file Internet copyright infringement lawsuits in courts where their businesses are located, even if alleged copyright violations occurred elsewhere. The Court of Appeals... Read More

Lawsuits In Florida, England Related To Elvis Music
Posted on 10 Feb 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - (AP) Elvis Presley Enterprises said it's suing men in Florida and England on claims of copyright infringement and illegal sale of a DVD and CD box set of recordings and footage of the singer's performances. The Memphis-based company... Read More

Lil Wayne Sued For $15 Million Over Song 'Bedrock'
Posted on 5 Aug 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW YORK - (AP) Rapper Lil Wayne faces a $15 million legal battle over allegations he stole the hit song "Bedrock." Georgia-based production company Done Deal Enterprises is suing Wayne, Universal Music Group, Cash Money Records and Young Money... Read More

Judge Limits Mattel Copyright Infringement Claims
Posted on 6 Jan 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SANTA ANA, Calif. - (AP) A federal judge has limited the scope of toy maker Mattel Inc.'s copyright infringement claims against rival MGA Entertainment Inc. in an upcoming retrial over ownership of the popular Bratz doll line, he will allow Mattel... Read More

Drudge Settles Copyright Lawsuit With Righthaven
Posted on 24 Feb 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

LAS VEGAS - (AP) Court records in Las Vegas show the founder of the Drudge Report website has settled a copyright infringement lawsuit with a company that sued on behalf of the Denver Post newspaper over a photo showing an airport pat-down. Righthaven... Read More

Nevada GOP Candidate Faces Copyright Lawsuit
Posted on 7 Sep 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

LAS VEGAS - (AP) A company has sued Republican U.S. Senate candidate Sharron Angle, claiming she reprinted two Las Vegas Review-Journal articles on her campaign website without permission. Las Vegas-based Righthaven is seeking unspecified damages in its... Read More

Mattel Weighing Options After $309 Million Judgment
Posted on 11 Aug 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SANTA ANA, Calif. - (AP) The first salvo was fired years ago when toy giant Mattel Inc. sued MGA Entertainment Inc. over ownership of the hugely popular Bratz fashion doll line. The turbulent legal chapter has now ended with a federal judge ordering Mattel... Read More