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  1. 'Suge' Knight, Death Row File For Bankruptcy

    April 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Debts total more than $120 million. Marion "Suge" Knight Jr. and Death Row Records filed petitions for bankruptcy today (April 4) avoiding more than $120 million in debts and the threat of a California judge ordering a court officer to t ...

  2. China To Create New IP Court

    March 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST The Chinese government is to establish a new special court which will deal with the country's piracy crimes. The Judicial Court of Intellectual Property, set up under China's supreme court, will be de The Chinese government is to establi ...

  3. Case Summary: Using Name & Likeness Without Permission, Florida Law

    May 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT When Warner Bros. Pictures produced "The Perfect Storm" about a fishing vessel that was lost in a rare, powerful weather system off the New England coast, it did not ask permission -- or compensate -- When Warner Bros. Pictures produced ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Capitol Can Go Forward With Case Vs. Naxos

    April 06, 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 yesterday (April 5). Record labels may stop other companies from releasing their pre-1972 recordings in New Yor ...

  6. Bush Signs Class-Action Bill

    February 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Landmark legislation long sought by business to curb class-action lawsuits was approved by the U.S. Congress on Feb. 17 and signed into law on Feb. 18 by President Bush. WASHINGTON, D.C. (Reuters) -- Landmark legislation long sought by business to ...

  7. Case Summary: The Sixth Circuit Embraces Copyright's 'Complete Preemption'

    February 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Kid Rock knocked a 4-year-old lawsuit out of a Michigan court Jan. 11 and set some legal precedent along the way. Kid Rock knocked a 4-year-old lawsuit out of a Michigan court Jan. 11 and set some legal precedent along the way. Promoter Alvin Will ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Victims File Negligence Suit Over R.I. Club Fire

    July 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Attorneys for 226 victims of the Station club fire in West Warwick, R.I., and their families filed a 70-count lawsuit today (July 22) in Providence Superior Court. Attorneys for 226 victims of the Station club fire in West Warwick, R.I., and their ...