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  1. Phil Spector Seeks Supreme Court Appeal

    December 16, 2011 9:30 AM EST A lawyer for imprisoned music legend Phil Spector is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review his murder conviction, arguing his constitutional rights were violated by the trial judge. Attorney Dennis Riordan contends that Superior Court Judge Larr ...

  2. Appeals Court Reinstates $675,000 Award Against File Sharer Joel Tenenbaum

    September 19, 2011 3:06 PM EDT An appeals court has reinstated the $675,000 award against file-sharer Joel Tenenbaum, reversing the decision of a lower-court judge to reduce the penalty on constitutional grounds. In the case of Sony BMG Music Entertainment v. Tenenbaum, the def ...

  3. California Court Rejects Phil Spector Appeal

    May 02, 2011 9:15 PM EDT A California appeals court rejected music producer Phil Spector's bid to overturn his murder conviction on Monday, saying it was permissible for prosecutors to call a parade of women who said Spector had threatened them with guns in the past. ...

  4. Phil Spector Murder Case Set for Appeals Arguments

    April 12, 2011 7:10 AM EDT While legendary music producer Phil Spector sits in prison, his lawyers are poised to urge an appellate court to throw out his second-degree murder conviction and grant a new trial on grounds of judicial error and prosecutorial misconduct. Oral ar ...

  5. Supreme Court Rejects Universal Music Group's Appeal Of Eminem Royalty Case

    March 21, 2011 2:25 PM EDT The U.S. Supreme Court today declined to hear an appeal from Universal Music Group regarding how much it pays artists for digital music sales. UMG is appealing a 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling from last year, which stated that the label ...

  6. Disney Denied Appeal of $319 Million In 'Millionaire' Verdict

    December 22, 2010 12:00 AM EST We broke the news on Dec. 8 that the federal judge overseeing the Who Wants to Be a Millionaire trial had tentatively denied Disney's appeal of the massive $319 million jury verdict in favor of producer Celador Intl. Federal judges don't ...

  7. Pink Floyd Wins EMI Royalties Battle

    December 15, 2010 12:00 AM EST Pink Floyd has prevailed over EMI at the UK High Court in an appeal of a lower court's decision that EMI must stop selling individual downloads of the group's songs without permission. Pink Floyd argued that its 1999 contract with EMI re ...

  8. Pirate Bay Appeal In September

    March 12, 2010 12:00 AM EST The appeal by four defendants convicted April 2009 for their involvement with the BitTorrent tracker the Pirate Bay has been scheduled for Sept. 28. The appeal in Stockholm has been allocated nine days of court time. One defendant, Peter Sunde, ha ...

  9. Appeal Filed In Phil Spector Case

    March 12, 2010 12:00 AM EST Lawyers for Phil Spector have asked an appellate court to throw out his second-degree murder conviction on grounds of judicial error and prosecutorial misconduct. In an extremely detailed 148-page brief filed Wednesday (March 10), the attorneys ci ...

  10. IsoHunt Opts For Trial To Establish Legal Status

    November 30, 2009 12:00 AM EST Canadian BitTorrent site isoHunt is taking legal action against the Canadian Recording Industry Association and its major label members in an attempt to establish the legality of its service. "We must fight the increasing noise we are drowned ...

  11. Court Declines To Rule On CRB

    July 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington D.C. declined to rule on a motion that questioned the constitutionality of the Copyright Royalty Board. The motion was filed late by Royalty Logic during an appeal hearing on CRB's royalty rate determin ...

  12. Federal Appeals Court Considers Motion Against CRB Judges

    March 19, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Royalty Logic motion filed almost a year ago questioning whether the Copyright Royalty Board Judges are constitutionally appointed had its day in court yesterday, as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit considered the issue as part o ...

  13. RIAA Appeals Copyright Royalty Board Order

    February 25, 2009 12:00 AM EST As expected, the RIAA today filed a notice of appeal in the the U.S. Court of Appeals in the District of Columbia asking the court to review the Copyright Royalty Judges' order on the final determination for mechanical and digital phonorecord ...

  14. EU High Court Throws Out Sony BMG Annulment

    July 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The European Union's highest court on Thursday threw out a lower court ruling that annulled the European Commission's approval of a merger between the Sony Music and BMG record labels. The European Court of Justice also ordered that the ...

  15. Royalty Logic Files CRB Challenge

    May 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The federal Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C., just granted the motion of Royalty Logic to file its supplemental brief in the appeal of the Copyright Royalty Board's webcaster rate decision last year, Billboard.biz has learned. The brief a ...

  16. RIAA To Pay Over $100K?

    May 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The RIAA's legal campaign against file traders had an off week; a federal magistrate recommended that the judge award Tanya Anderson $103,000 of the $299,000 she requested, on Wednesday. The labels may file objections by May 27, which an RIAA ...

  17. Exclusive: Chief Copyright Royalty Judge James Sledge

    October 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT For my Billboard "Legal Matters" column this week (Oct. 20 issue), Chief Copyright Royalty Judge James Sledge met with me in his office on Capitol Hill for an exclusive interview to explain how the new Copyright Royalty Board (CRB) works ...

  18. Seal Loses U.K. Manager High Court Appeal

    March 01, 2007 12:00 AM EST Pop star Seal has failed in his challenge to a High Court ruling that he must pay his ex-agent commission for the rest of his life. Seal had asked the Appeal Court to overturn a High Court ruling last June that he was contractually obliged to carr ...

  19. Entercom's Motion To Dismiss Payola Suit Denied

    October 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Not known if company will appeal the decision. Not known if company will appeal the decision. News ...

  20. Impala Casts Doubts Over Sony BMG Appeal

    October 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT European independents lobby organization Impala defiantly claimed Friday (Oct. 6) that Sony Corp. and Bertelsmann's appeal against the court annulment of their Sony BMG music merger would not be accep European independents lobby organization ...

  21. Impala Casts Doubts Over Sony BMG Appeal

    October 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Trade body says appeal 'inadmissible.' European independents lobby organization Impala defiantly claimed Friday (Oct. 6) that Sony Corp. and Bertelsmann's appeal against the court annulment of their Sony BMG music merger would not b ...

  22. Taiwan Court Finds P2P Service Not Guilty

    June 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT IFPI expected to appeal landmark ruling. IFPI expected to appeal landmark ruling. News ...

  23. Slesingers File Appeal In Pooh Case Dismissal

    May 31, 2005 12:00 AM EDT More than a year after they were thrown out of court, the Winnie the Pooh rights holders appealed the dismissal of their case May 25, saying that it was an unprecedented abuse of power by the judge. LOS ANGELES (The Hollywood Reporter) -- More tha ...

  24. Toronto Court Upholds File-Sharer Identity Protection

    May 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Decision offers future disclosure opportunities. While the Federal Court of Appeal in Toronto today (May 19) upheld a 2004 Federal Court decision denying the Canadian Recording Industry Assn. (CRIA) request for the identities of the 29 alleged lar ...

  25. GEMA, IFPI Dispute Reaches Conclusion

    May 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Deadline passes without appeal. Deadline passes without appeal. News ...

  26. NY Court Recognizes Common Law Copyright In Sound Recordings

    April 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Record labels may stop other companies from releasing their pre-1972 recordings in New York without permission, an appellate court held April 5. As a result, Capitol Records may continue with a copyri NEW YORK -- Record labels may stop other compa ...

  27. Case Analysis: U.K. Court's Internet Libel Jurisdiction

    October 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT It's not unusual for an American celebrity or other public figure to file a lawsuit for libel in the United Kingdom, rather than in the United States, if there's a legitimate contact with that country It's not unusual for an America ...

  28. No Limit Challenging New Sampling Rule

    September 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The controversial federal court decision over the right to sample a couple of seconds from a sound recording is under challenge by No Limit Films. The controversial federal court decision over the right to sample a couple of seconds from a sound r ...

  29. Impala Could Face Tough Legal Battle Over Sony BMG

    June 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A legal challenge by opponents to the proposed merger of Sony Music and BMG is unlikely to succeed, according to some legal experts here. On June 17, sources at the European Commission said Competitio BRUSSELS -- A legal challenge by opponents to ...

  30. French Music Pirate Gets Six Months

    May 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Landmark French appeals court decision. Landmark French appeals court decision. News ...