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  1. Megaupload's Kim Dotcom Could Get Seized Property Back

    March 19, 2012 3:19 PM EDT A New Zealand judge has ruled that law enforcement's efforts to seize some $200 million in assets from Megaupload is "null and void," the result of a procedural mistake. As a result, Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom could get back his ...

  2. Lawsuit Against CBS Interactive Naming CNET, Limewire Dropped, For Now

    July 06, 2011 7:42 AM EDT Alki David has dropped his lawsuit against CBS Interactive for offering P2P programs like Limewire on its subsidiary websites. But the legal dispute may not be over. In a notice of voluntary dismissal submitted to a California federal court, the p ...

  3. Twitter Creating New Challenges for Celebrities, U.K. Privacy Laws

    May 17, 2011 7:31 AM EDT Is Twitter destroying celebrities' privacy or eradicating censorship once and for all? For the answer, we turn to the UK, which has been gripped with a #superinjunction craze this past week. In the UK, celebrities sometimes go to court to get ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Girl Band Star Escapes Jail Over HIV Infection

    August 26, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A German pop singer who confessed to knowingly exposing two men to the risk of HIV after finding out she had the virus herself was convicted by a court on Thursday (Aug. 26) of grievous bodily harm. Nadja Benaissa, 28, from German girl-band No Ang ...

  6. Judge Slashes Jury's Award In File Sharing Case

    January 22, 2010 12:00 AM EST A judge has reduced by 97% the jury's award in the Jammie Thomas-Rasset file sharing case. The news was first reported on Friday by Ben Sheffner at his Copyrights & Campaigns blog. The verdict of $1.92 million for 24 counts of copyright i ...

  7. Ono Not Pursuing Full Lawsuit Against Capitol

    October 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Artist filed papers last week in royalty dispute. Despite filing legal documents last week, Yoko Ono does not intend to pursue full litigation against EMI Group's Capitol Records at this time over royalties due from the Beatles' recordin ...

  8. Counterfeiting Bill Passes Calif Assembly

    February 15, 2006 12:00 AM EST Expected to be signed by Governor in days. The California Assembly unanimously passed a bill yesterday (Feb. 14) that would make it a felony to possess 100 or more audio recordings when the name of the owner or artist is concealed for some commerc ...

  9. Flamingos Win Suit Against Pepsi

    January 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST A federal District Court in Chicago ordered Pepsico and ad agency BBDO Worldwide on Jan. 27 to pay $250,000 to members of 1950s group the Flamingos. The order confirms an arbitration award over a 1997 A federal District Court in Chicago ordered Pe ...

  10. Jackson Sues Concert Promoter

    October 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson filed a lawsuit Oct. 3 against a concert promoter to prevent arbitration over a disputed 1999 concert contract. (AP) -- Michael Jackson filed a lawsuit Oct. 3 against a concert promoter to prevent arbitration over a disputed 1999 c ...

  11. Jackson Sues Concert Promoter

    October 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Marcel Avram sued for breach of contract. Michael Jackson filed a lawsuit yesterday (Oct. 3) against a concert promoter to prevent arbitration over a disputed 1999 concert contract. Jackson and his company, MJ Company, sued concert promoter Marcel ...

  12. Indie Music Publishers Join Karaoke Lawsuit

    August 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Become plaintiffs with Sybersound. Become plaintiffs with Sybersound. News ...

  13. Producers Say Guild Strategy To Clean Up Credits Works

    April 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Producers Guild of America's campaign to enforce accuracy in credits has started to achieve the desired results without resorting to arbitrations or lawsuits, the organizers said April 12. LOS ANGELES (The Hollywood Reporter) -- The Produ ...

  14. German Arbitrator Rules On Royalty-Rate Battle

    April 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Rate remains at 9.009%. The German affiliate of the IFPI has lost its battle to reduce authors' mechanical royalty rates. The arbitration tribunal of the German Patents and Trademarks Officer ruled yesterday (April 14) that the mechanical roy ...

  15. High Court 'Stays' Stones' Royalty Action

    November 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST Dispute referred to arbitration. Dispute referred to arbitration. News ...

  16. RIAA Files New Round Of Suits

    May 31, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Expect the Recording Industry Assn. of America (RIAA) to continue filing lawsuits against filesharers in the near future. On May 24, RIAA announced that the trade group had filed lawsuits against 517 WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Expect the Recording Indust ...

  17. RIAA Continues Litigation Campaign With 517 Suits

    May 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 'John Does' joined by 24 named defendants. 'John Does' joined by 24 named defendants. News John Does ...