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  1. Court Allows Promo CD Sales

    June 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A federal court has permitted an eBay trader to continue selling promotional CDs he bought from music shops and online auctions. The federal District Court in Los Angeles on June 10 denied Universal Music Group's motion for summary judgment, ...

  2. UMG Targets Mixtape Distributor

    September 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group's UMG Recordings has filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against BCD Music Group over the distribution of mixtapes. The suit, filed Sept. 6 in the federal District Court in Los Angeles, claims that BCD distributes mix ...

  3. Parties Settle Suit Over DJ Products

    July 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Amsterdam-based N2IT Holdings and Native Instruments have reached a settlement in a patent infringement litigation over their products made for DJs, Final Scratch and Traktor Scratch. N2IT claims patent rights in Final Scratch, a hardware/software ...

  4. Aftermath, Interscope Sued Over Eminem Royalties

    May 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Bass Brothers' FBT Productions and Joel Martin's Em2M filed a lawsuit Monday (May 21) against Aftermath Records, Interscope Records and others over the split of digital royalties due for Eminem's recordings. The suit claims that ...

  5. Universal Music Group Sues MySpace

    November 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Group is taking on the Internet's most popular social networking site and its global media parent. UMG labels and publishers sued MySpace and parent company News Corporation today (Nov. 17) for copyright infringement. The owne ...

  6. Universal Music Group Sues MySpace

    November 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Group is taking on the Internet's most popular social networking site and its global media parent. UMG labels and publishers sued MySpace and parent company News Corporation today (Nov Universal Music Group is taking on the In ...

  7. Universal Music Group Sues Networking Sites

    October 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Five companies under the Universal Music Group umbrella have sued the operators of Grouper Networks and Bolt, two online music and video networking sites, for copyright infringement. Five companies under the Universal Music Group umbrella have sue ...

  8. Court: StreamCast Liable for Inducing Infringement

    September 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Final Grokster party loses fight. StreamCast Networks has lost its fight against major record labels, music publishers and movie studios in the MGM Studios vs. Grokster case. The federal District Court in Los Angeles granted a summary judgment to ...

  9. P2P Sues P2P

    August 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Brilliant Digital Entertainment and Altnet, which are affiliated with peer-to-peer network Kazaa, sued Morpheus operator StreamCast Networks and its chief executive Michael Weiss yesterday (Aug. 14) f Brilliant Digital Entertainment and Altnet, wh ...

  10. Meat Loaf Sues Songwriter, Manager

    June 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Suit over trademark rights to 'Bat Out of Hell.' Meat Loaf has sued songwriter Jim Steinman and manager David Sonenberg over trademark rights to "Bat Out of Hell," asking for more than $50 million. Michael Aday, who performs as ...

  11. Publishers File Suit Against Digital Services

    May 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Apple, Napster, RealNetworks among those named. A small group of independent music publishers filed a class action lawsuit May 16 against major online music services for failing to secure licenses to sell downloads. The copyright infringement suit ...

  12. The Game Sues Koch Entertainment

    March 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST Jayceon "The Game" Taylor has filed a lawsuit against Koch Entertainment and related companies. He claims 81 copyright infringements for releasing five CDs and a DVD without securing licenses for his Jayceon "The Game" Taylor h ...

  13. Spitzer Fallout: Indie Label Sues Sony BMG

    October 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The $10 million Sony BMG Music Entertainment settlement in July over payola allegations, spearheaded by New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer, has spawned an indie label's antitrust lawsuit against The $10 million Sony BMG Music Entertainme ...

  14. Indie Music Publishers Join Karaoke Lawsuit

    August 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A group of indie music publishers is joining the karaoke lawsuit filed last spring by Sybersound Records against six other karaoke record manufacturers. NEW YORK -- A group of indie music publishers is joining the karaoke lawsuit filed last spring ...

  15. Indie Music Publishers Join Karaoke Lawsuit

    August 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A group of indie music publishers is joining the karaoke lawsuit filed last spring by Sybersound Records against six other karaoke record manufacturers. The lawsuit claims the six karaoke record manuf A group of indie music publishers is joining t ...

  16. Court Rules On Authorship Of Mexican Films

    November 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST Film production companies may be "authors" under Mexican copyright law, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals held on Nov. 5. NEW YORK -- Film production companies may be "authors" under Mexican copyright law, the Ninth Circuit Co ...

  17. Miramax Stuck In Lawsuit Over An 'Idea'

    September 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Miramax Film continues to defend a lawsuit over its film "Rounders" after the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on Sept. 8 held that an "idea," although not copyrightable, can be the basis of a claim for NEW YORK -- Miramax Film c ...