Supreme Court of the United States

  1. Aereo at the Supreme Court: Justices Confused by Technology, Wary of Implications

    April 22, 2014 6:21 PM EDT WASHINGTON — U.S. Supreme Court hearings may never be televised -- not as long as comedians like Jon Stewart are around to make fun of them -- but on Tuesday, the justices of the high court were given the opportunity to get television. Appearing o ...

  2. Supreme Court Won't Hear Challenge on Copyright Royalty Board

    May 29, 2013 4:27 AM EDT The Supreme Court won't hear a challenge to the authority of the board that sets royalty rates for musical works. The high court refused Tuesday to hear an appeal challenging the Copyright Royalty Board, a panel of three copyright judges ap ...

  3. Supreme Court Refuses To Hear Joel Tenenbaum's Appeal of $675K Fine For Illegal Music Downloading

    May 21, 2012 11:48 AM EDT WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court has refused to take up a Boston University student's constitutional challenge to a $675,000 penalty for illegally downloading 30 songs and sharing them on the Internet. The high court on Monday refused to ...

  4. White House Nominates Former RIAA Lawyer For Solicitor General

    January 25, 2011 12:00 AM EST Donald Verrilli Jr., a deputy counsel to President Barack Obama, was chosen Monday to be the next U.S. solicitor general. Obama announced his intention to nominate Verrilli. If confirmed by the Senate, Verrilli would succeed Justice Elena Kagan as ...

  5. Eminen & Dr. Dre's 'Up In Smoke' DVD Named In Michigan Supreme Court Right To Privacy Case

    January 19, 2011 12:00 AM EST Hip-Hop Star Dr. Dre is on the docket at the Michigan Supreme Court though neither will be there. The court plans to hear arguments Wednesday in a lawsuit by a Detroit councilman and others who say they were illegally videotaped backstage at a 200 ...

  6. Supreme Court: Antitrust Case Against Record Labels Can Proceed

    January 10, 2011 12:00 AM EST The U.S. Supreme Court opted on Monday not to review an appeals court decision in an antitrust price-fixing lawsuit against record labels over the sale of digital downloads. In passing on the case, the Supreme Court has opened the door for a revie ...

  7. Will Supreme Court Hear Eminem Royalties Case?

    December 15, 2010 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Group, Aftermath Records and Interscope Records have appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court a Ninth Circuit ruling over royalties owed on Eminem music. The case concerns whether the defendant record labels owe F.B.T. Prods, the outfit ...

  8. Supreme Court Rejects Teen's Appeal In P2P Case

    November 30, 2010 12:00 AM EST The Supreme Court has turned down an appeal from a Texas teenager who got in trouble for downloading music without paying. Whitney Harper acknowledged she used file-sharing networks to download and share three dozen songs. But she said the money s ...

  9. Convictions Upheld In Pirate Bay File-Sharing Case

    November 26, 2010 12:00 AM EST A Swedish appeals court on Friday (Nov. 26) upheld the copyright convictions of three men behind the Pirate Bay, a popular file-sharing site that remains in operation despite attempts by authorities to shut it down. The Svea Appeals Court agreed w ...

  10. Business Matters: SF Music Tech Conf, Cisco, Elena Kagan, Ticket Scalping and more

    May 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Follow Glenn Peoples on Twitter here -- “Wowza, still dealing with energy unleashed by panel yesterday,” wrote Cisco’s Dan Scheinman at his Twitter profile. “I generally think that it is easy to bash, hard to create value.” Scheinman was talking a ...

  11. Court Sends Janet Jackson Case Back For Review

    May 04, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Supreme Court on Monday ordered a federal appeals court to re-examine its ruling in favor of CBS Corp. in a legal fight over entertainer Janet Jackson's wardrobe malfunction. The high court on Monday directed the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of ...

  12. Lawsuit Against Warner Chief Dismissed

    December 23, 2008 12:00 AM EST An appellate court dismissed the remaining two claims in a lawsuit brought against Warner Music Group chief executive Edgar Bronfman Jr. by a former CEO of publisher Simon & Schuster who claimed he helped conceive the 2003 buyout of Warner but ...

  13. FCC Appeals Janet Jackson Case To Supreme Court

    November 23, 2008 12:00 AM EST The FCC last week appealed a ruling by the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia, saying that court was wrong to throw out the case and a $550,000 fine against CBS Corp. in July. The appellate court cited the FCC practice of not consid ...

  14. Solicitor General To Exit Justice Dept.

    May 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Solicitor General Paul Clement will end his current service to the Department of Justice in June. He has informed President Bush and U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey of his resignation. Clement became solicitor general in June 2005. His offic ...

  15. Commentary: Court's Decision Is A Landmark For The Digital Age

    May 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York recently handed down a landmark decision upholding the rights of music creators in the Digital Age. By setting compensation rates for the public performance of music on three Internet s ...

  16. 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 ...

  17. China To Create New IP Court

    March 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST New authority will hear local, int'l complaints. 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 ...

  18. Court Tells ISPs To Cut Pirates' Connections

    February 15, 2006 12:00 AM EST Danish Supreme Court upheld decision. Danish Supreme Court upheld decision. News ...

  19. Bush Nominates Roberts To Succeed Rehnquist

    September 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT President George W. Bush nominated conservative appeals court judge John Roberts on Sept. 5 to replace the late William Rehnquist as Supreme Court chief justice, the top judicial position in the Unite WASHINGTON, D.C. (Reuters) -- President George ...

  20. Behind the Deal: The Grokster Decision -- An Interview with Andrew Lack

    July 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT After the U.S. Supreme Court sided with the entertainment industry in Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios vs. Grokster on June 27, Sony BMG Music Entertainment CEO Andrew Lack shared his thoughts with <i>Bill After the U.S. Supreme Court sided with ...

  21. Legal Matters

    July 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Donald Verrilli Jr. was the lone attorney standing before the U.S. Supreme Court March 29 arguing the entertainment industry's position in the MGM v. Grokster case. Read Susan Butler's column. Donald Verrilli Jr. was the lone attorney st ...

  22. Case Summary: Contractual Waiver of Jury Trial

    May 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Many contracts include a provision stating that the parties agree to waive their right to a jury trial if they later end up in a dispute over the contract. Not every state court enforces this right, h Many contracts include a provision stating tha ...

  23. Case Summary: Contractual Waiver of Jury Trial

    May 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Many contracts include a provision stating that the parties agree to waive their right to a jury trial if they later end up in a dispute over the contract. Not every state court enforces this right, h Many contracts include a provision stating tha ...

  24. 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 ...

  25. Florida Sides With Warner Bros. Over 'Perfect Storm'

    April 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Warner Bros. prevailed April 21 in a Florida lawsuit that could have severely restricted the right of filmmakers to address historical events without the permission of the subjects or their heirs. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Warner Bros. prevailed ...

  26. German Court Rules Against Neo-Nazi Band

    March 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Germany's Supreme Court yesterday (March 10) ruled that a neo-Nazi rock group that spread racial hatred was a criminal organization, upholding the first such judgment in the country against a music ba Germany's Supreme Court yesterday (M ...

  27. German Court Rules Against Neo-Nazi Band

    March 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Germany's Supreme Court yesterday (March 10) ruled that a neo-Nazi rock group, Landser, was a criminal organization, upholding the first such judgment in the country against a music group. Germany's Supreme Court yesterday (March 10) rul ...

  28. 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 ...

  29. 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 ...

  30. Appeals Court Nixes RIAA Subpoenas

    January 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Recording Industry Assn. of America lost another court battle Jan. 4 in its attempt to issue subpoenas on Internet service providers to obtain personal information about subscribers alleged to be WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Recording Industry Assn ...

  31. Artists File Amicus Briefs In Grokster Case

    November 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST RAC, NARAS, others urge Supreme Court to review. RAC, NARAS, others urge Supreme Court to review. News ...

  32. 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 ...

  33. 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 ...

  34. Supreme Court Refuses To Hear RIAA, Verizon Case

    October 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The U.S. Supreme Court refused on Oct. 12 to consider the Recording Industry Assn. of America's argument that Internet service providers should disclose, without formal court proceedings, names of the NEW YORK -- The U.S. Supreme Court refuse ...

  35. On The Road

    October 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT New York Supreme Court Judge Herman Cahn allows a suit to proceed against Ticketmaster and Madison Square Garden for allegedly selling obstructed-view seats to concertgoers without the customers' know New York Supreme Court Judge Herman Cahn ...

  36. Publishers To Appeal Grokster/StreamCast Decision

    September 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT NMPA seeks review from U.S. Supreme Court. NMPA seeks review from U.S. Supreme Court. News ...

  37. 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 ...

  38. 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 ...

  39. Behind The Deal: Will The Supreme Court Hear A Grokster Appeal?

    August 31, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on Aug. 19 held that Grokster and StreamCast were not contributorily or vicariously liable for copyright infringement. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on Aug. 19 held that Grokster and StreamCast were not cont ...

  40. First Amendment Protection for Videogames: The Unspoken Implications

    June 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Since the 1980s, videogame producers unsuccessfully litigated to obtain First Amendment protection for their releases. This battle has been fought in the context of (i) attempted government regulation Since the 1980s, videogame producers unsuccess ...

  41. New Filings: Oscar De La Renta, Halston, Tommy Hilfiger

    May 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Recent case filings including such companies as Oscar De La Renta, Halston and Tommy Hilfiger Licensing. Case: Halston LLC v. Madison Maidens Licensing Corp. Issue: Plaintiff wants to audit defendant's sale of products bearing plaintiff' ...

  42. Recent Cases & Filings

    April 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The past week's cases and filings including Electronic Arts, Sony Music Entertainment and Wells Fargo Bank. Case : EMI April Music v. Electronic Arts Issue: Copyright infringement; unlawful use of copyrighted songs without paying appropriate ...

  43. Recent Cases And Filings

    April 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT This week's recent case and filings includes EMI Music Marketing and Gucci America. Case : EMI Music Marketing v. Orpheus Music; Charles Huggins Issue: Breach of royalty agreement due to non-payment. Cite: New York Supreme Court, 600971 Filin ...

  44. U.S. Supreme Court Allows Rosa Parks To Sue OutKast

    December 09, 2003 12:00 AM EST The U.S. Supreme Court yesterday cleared the way for civil-rights icon Rosa Parks to proceed with her lawsuit against rap group OutKast over a hit song with her name as its title. The justices let sta The U.S. Supreme Court yesterday cleared the w ...