High Court

  1. Diddy Can't Be Diddy In Britain

    September 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Mogul drops name after settlement. Sean Combs is Diddy no more -- at least in Britain. The artist and entertainment mogul has agreed to drop the Diddy name as part of an out-of court legal settlement with London-based music producer Richard " ...

  2. Seal Loses Payment Battle With Ex-Manager

    June 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT British pop star Seal was today (June 22) told by a High Court judge that he must pay up to £1 million ($1.8 million) to the former manager he claimed had "ripped him off". British pop star Seal was today (June 22) told by a Hig ...

  3. UMG, Sony BMG Battle In Court Over 'Da Vinci'

    May 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group and Sony BMG today (May 19) settled their row over an album which was said to cash-in on blockbuster movie "The Da Vinci Code." Universal Music Group and Sony BMG today (May 19) settled their row over an album which ...

  4. UMG, Sony BMG Settle 'Da Vinci' Clash

    May 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group and Sony BMG today (May 19) settled their row over an album which was said to cash-in on blockbuster movie "The Da Vinci Code." Universal Music Group and Sony BMG today (May 19) settled their row over an album which ...

  5. Judge Dismisses 'Familyman' Barrett Lawsuit

    May 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Aston "Familyman" Barrett, longtime bassist with Bob Marley and the Wailers, today (May 15) lost his estimated £60 million ($113 million) High Court claim over the band's royalties. Aston "Familyman" Barrett, long ...

  6. Judge Dismisses 'Familyman' Barrett Lawsuit

    May 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Barrett facing £2M bill after 'abuse of process.' Aston "Familyman" Barrett, longtime bassist with Bob Marley and the Wailers, today (May 15) lost his estimated £60 million ($113 million) High Court claim over the band ...

  7. Apple Computer Wins Court Battle

    May 08, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Apple Corps, the Beatles' record company, has lost a trademark infringement court battle brought against Apple Computer. In London's High Court today (May 8), Mr Justice Edward Mann ruled that the com Apple Corps, the Beatles' recor ...

  8. Apple Ruling Unlikely Before Easter

    April 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT A High Court judge is unlikely to rule before Easter in the legal fight between Apple Computer and the Beatles' Apple Corps record label over the use of the apple logo. A High Court judge is unlikely to rule before Easter in the legal fight b ...

  9. Apple Vs Apple Court Battle Begins

    March 29, 2006 12:00 AM EST Apple Corps and Apple Computer faced off in London's High Court today (March 29) in the latest stage of an enduring trademark battle. Apple Corps and Apple Computer faced off in London's High Court today (March 29) in the latest stage of ...

  10. Apple Vs Apple Court Battle Begins

    March 29, 2006 12:00 AM EST Apple Corps and Apple Computer faced off in London's High Court today (March 29) in the latest stage of an enduring trademark battle. Apple Corps and Apple Computer faced off in London's High Court today (March 29) in the latest stage of ...

  11. Marley Bassist Barrett Seeks $105M In Court Case

    March 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST Aston "Family Man" Barrett, the longtime bassist with reggae legends Bob Marley & The Wailers, launched a claim Thursday (March 16) in London's High Court over the band's royalties. The total clai Aston "Family Man ...

  12. Marley Bassist Barrett Seeks $105M In Court Case

    March 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST Aston "Family Man" Barrett, the longtime bassist with reggae legends Bob Marley & The Wailers, launched a claim Thursday (March 16) in London's High Court over the band's royalties. The total clai Aston "Family Man ...

  13. Brit Gov't Steps Up Fight Against Scalpers

    February 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST The U.K. government's Department of Trade and Industry has declared online ticket-sales operation Get Me Tickets Limited as illegitimate and called for it to be shut down. The DTI is also pressing for The U.K. government's Department of ...

  14. Brit Gov't Steps Up Fight Against Scalpers

    February 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST The U.K. government's Department of Trade and Industry has declared online ticket-sales operation Get Me Tickets Limited as illegitimate and called for it to be shut down. The DTI is also pressing for The U.K. government's Department of ...

  15. BPI Declares P2P Legal Landmark

    January 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST The British Phonographic Industry is claiming a pair of landmark legal victories after two U.K. men were found liable for illegally distributing digital music. The cases, revealed today (Jan. 27) by t The British Phonographic Industry is claiming ...

  16. BPI Declares P2P Legal Landmark

    January 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST Brit file-sharers found liable, fined. The British Phonographic Industry is claiming a pair of landmark legal victories after two U.K. men were found liable for illegally distributing digital music. The cases, revealed today (Jan. 27) by the label ...

  17. Aussie Court: PlayStation 'Mod Chips' Are Legal

    October 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Australia's High Court ruled unanimously Oct. 6 that modifying Sony PlayStation consoles so that they can play cheaper overseas versions of the company's games does not violate Australian copyright la SYDNEY (AP) -- Australia's High ...

  18. Timberlake Wins U.K. Tabloid Libel Case

    August 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Justin Timberlake on Aug. 24 won substantial libel damages from a British newspaper that claimed he had an affair behind his girlfriend's back. LONDON (Reuters) -- Justin Timberlake on Aug. 24 won substantial libel damages from a British news ...

  19. BPI Takes P2P Fight To High Court

    August 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Labels' trade group, the British Phonographic Industry, has for the first time lodged formal proceedings against illegal uploaders of digital music. LONDON -- Labels' trade group, the British Phonographic Industry, has for the first time ...

  20. BPI Takes P2P Fight To High Court

    August 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Labels body the British Phonographic Industry has for the first time lodged formal proceedings against illegal uploaders of digital music. High Court proceedings are being issued today (Aug. 1) agains Labels body the British Phonographic Industry ...

  21. BPI Takes P2P Fight To High Court

    August 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Formal proceedings launched for first time. Labels body the British Phonographic Industry has for the first time lodged formal proceedings against illegal uploaders of digital music. High Court proceedings are being issued today (Aug. 1) against f ...

  22. Supreme Court Passes On Beasties Case

    June 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Supreme Court on June 13 declined to consider whether a 1992 Beastie Boys song infringed on the copyright of a recording by jazz flutist James W. Newton. The Supreme Court on June 13 declined to consider whether a 1992 Beastie Boys song infrin ...

  23. Hyperion Loses Copyright Appeal

    May 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sawkins judgment 'will affect all classical companies. British classical label Hyperion Records has lost its defence of the copyright case brought against it by composer Dr Lionel Sawkins. Sawkins, of Beckenham, England, is known for his adap ...

  24. Court: NBS Can't Issue New Fuji TV Shares

    March 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Livedoor, a maverick Japanese Internet service provider, won a High Court injunction on March 11 preventing radio station Nippon Broadcasting System from selectively issuing ¥15.97 billion ($153 TOKYO (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Livedoor, ...

  25. BPI Settles P2P Infringement Suits

    March 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST The British Phonographic Industry's campaign against illegal file-sharers is gathering pace. The trade group said today (March 4) it has reached settlements with 23 P2P users as it prepares for a new The British Phonographic Industry's c ...

  26. BPI Settles P2P Infringment Suits

    March 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST The British Phonographic Industry's campaign against illegal file-sharers is gathering pace. The trade group said today (March 4) it has reached settlements with 23 P2P users as it prepares for a new The British Phonographic Industry's c ...

  27. Chuck D Among Artists Who Support Grokster

    March 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Pro-Internet amicus brief filed in infringement case. Chuck D, Stevie Winwood, Ann Wilson and Nancy Wilson of Heart and Jason Mraz are among 22 recording artists who today asked the U.S. Supreme Court to affirm an Appeals Court ruling in favor of ...

  28. Hendrix Family Wins Legal Battle

    February 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST High Court says defense had 'no prospect' of victory. High Court says defense had 'no prospect' of victory. News ...

  29. Behind the Deal: Israelite To Set Tone For NMPA

    February 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST The National Music Publishers' Assn. envisions a transformation under David Israelite, its new president/CEO. The National Music Publishers' Assn. envisions a transformation under David Israelite, its new president/CEO. Israelite was dep ...

  30. Court Battle Over Hendrix Live Record

    January 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST The family of Jimi Hendrix yesterday (Jan. 27) launched a royalties claim in London's High Court against a British label that released a recording of one of the late musician's live concerts in Sweden The family of Jimi Hendrix yesterday ...

  31. Gov't, Biz Groups File Amicus Briefs In Grokster Case

    January 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST Congressmen seek to clarify P2P rules. The Department of Justice is weighing in with the most powerful Republican and Democratic copyright champions in Congress by filing amicus briefs in the MGM Studios v. Grokster Ltd. case pending before the U. ...

  32. Gov't, Biz Groups File Amicus Briefs In Grokster Case

    January 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST Congressmen seek to clarify P2P rules. The Department of Justice is weighing in with the most powerful Republican and Democratic copyright champions in Congress by filing amicus briefs in the MGM Studios v. Grokster Ltd. case pending before the U. ...

  33. Supreme Court Sets Date For Grokster Hearing

    January 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST The U.S. Supreme Court announced Jan. 19 that it will hear oral arguments in the MGM v. Grokster case on March 29. A host of entertainment industry and artists' groups supporting the music industry's WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The U.S. Supreme ...

  34. Supreme Court Sets Date For Grokster Hearing

    January 20, 2005 12:00 AM EST The U.S. Supreme Court announced Jan. 19 that it will hear oral arguments in the MGM v. Grokster case on March 29. A host of entertainment industry and artists' groups have filed amicus (friend of the The U.S. Supreme Court announced Jan. 19 ...

  35. U.K. Court Upholds Ruling On Addinsell Copyrights

    December 21, 2004 12:00 AM EST British music publisher Novello & Co. Ltd. has lost its challenge to a High Court ruling that the company does not own the U.K. copyrights to 44 works of the late British composer Richard Addinsel LONDON -- British music publisher Novello ...

  36. U.K. Distributors Win Ruling Over Rental Prices

    November 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST U.K. home entertainment distributors are claiming victory in the ongoing battle over premium pricing of rental DVD and VHS films following a High Court ruling in the last week. LONDON (The Hollywood Reporter) -- U.K. home entertainment distributor ...

  37. Artists File Amicus Briefs In Grokster Case

    November 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST U.S. recording artists today (Nov. 8) for the first time filed a "friend of the court" brief with the U.S. Supreme Court. The musicians are asking the Court to review the so-called <A HREF="http://www U.S. recording artists today ...

  38. Trade Groups Turn To Supreme Court In Grokster Case

    October 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The RIAA, National Music Publishers Assn. and Songwriters Guild of America are petitioning the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn the Grokster case. The RIAA, National Music Publishers Assn. and Songwriters Guild of America are petitioning the U.S. Su ...

  39. Publishers To Appeal Grokster/StreamCast Decision

    September 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The music publishers represented by the National Music Publishers' Assn. plan to continue their fight against P2P distributors Grokster and StreamCast by seeking review from the U.S. Supreme Court. The music publishers represented by the Nati ...

  40. Publishers Plan To Appeal Grokster/StreamCast Decision

    September 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The music publishers represented by the National Music Publishers' Assn. plan to continue their fight against P2P distributors Grokster and StreamCast by seeking review from the U.S. Supreme Court. NEW YORK -- The music publishers represented ...

  41. Disney Trademarks 'Held Hostage' In South African Court

    August 31, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Walt Disney wants its Mickey Mouse back. The U.S. entertainment giant went to a South African court Aug. 24 seeking to set aside an order that holds some 240 of its most famous trademarks -- including (Reuters) -- Walt Disney wants its Mickey Mous ...

  42. Disney In Court Over Lion Song

    August 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Walt Disney wants its Mickey Mouse back. The U.S. entertainment giant went to a South African court on Tuesday seeking to set aside an order which holds some 240 of its most famous trademarks -- inclu Walt Disney wants its Mickey Mouse back. The U ...

  43. Collecting Society PPL Brings Case Against U.K. Gov't

    August 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Collecting society PPL has taken legal action against the British government for failing to implement a European directive that would extend the circumstances under which royalties should be paid for LONDON -- Collecting society PPL has taken lega ...

  44. New Technologies Raise Legal Questions At Venues

    August 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Developing technologies are beginning to raise new legal issues for performance venues, as the rights of patrons and artists potentially collide. That was the warning delivered by Denis Clive Braham d New Technologies Raise Legal Questions At Venu ...

  45. Brit Government To Face The Music In Court

    July 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT London-based collecting society Phonographic Performance Ltd. (PPL) has cleared the first hurdle in a legal case it launched against the British government. London-based collecting society Phonographic Performance Ltd. (PPL) has cleared the first ...

  46. Brit Government To Face The Music In Court

    July 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT PPL takes legal action over royalty directive. London-based collecting society Phonographic Performance Ltd. (PPL) has cleared the first hurdle in a legal case it launched against the British government. PPL is accusing the government of failing t ...

  47. Composer Wins British Court Case Against Hyperion

    July 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A composer who claimed that four of his arrangements were released on CD without his approval and without naming him as the author last week won a High Court claim for damages. LONDON -- A composer who claimed that four of his arrangements were re ...

  48. Bay City Rollers Producer Sues For Royalties

    June 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Philip Wainman, who produced some of the biggest hits of the Bay City Rollers, is suing BMG U.K. and Ireland for royalties dating back 24 years. In a writ issued at London's High Court, Wainman claims LONDON -- Philip Wainman, who produced so ...

  49. Uni Music U.K. Sues Retail Chain's Administrators

    May 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music U.K. is suing the administrators of Our Price Entertainment in a row over goods supplied to the stores. The claim is made against administrators Simon Michaels and Shay Bannon, of busi Universal Music U.K. is suing the administrato ...

  50. Uni Music U.K. Sues Retail Chain's Administrators

    May 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Our Price accused of selling goods without consent. Universal Music U.K. is suing the administrators of Our Price Entertainment in a row over goods supplied to the stores. The claim is made against administrators Simon Michaels and Shay Bannon, of ...

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