U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

  1. Financier Hands Spars With Citi Lawyer In Court

    October 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Financier Guy Hands, who accuses a onetime friend at Citigroup Inc of lying to him about bids for EMI music company, sparred in court on Friday under cross-examination about why he did not call the banker to clear the air. Hands, the head of Europ ...

  2. EMI Dispute Ruling Due Sept. 15

    September 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Citigroup Inc and Terra Firma Capital Partners Ltd will know by Sept. 15 whether their dispute over the buyout house's 2007 acquisition of music group EMI will proceed to trial, a U.S. judge said. Lawyers for Citigroup argued in Manhattan fed ...

  3. Viacom, Google Accuse Other Of YouTube Hypocrisy

    March 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Viacom Inc accused Google Inc of turning a blind eye to illegal video clips on its YouTube site in a bid to attract viewers, according to court documents. Google countered that Viacom managers continued to secretly upload content to YouTube even a ...

  4. Google, YouTube Win Dismissal Of Some Damages Claims

    July 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT A U.S. judge dismissed some damages claims in a copyright infringement lawsuit against Google Inc and its video-sharing Web site YouTube.com but left open the possibility that non-U.S. based rights owners could seek damages for live broadcasts, if ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Viacom Sues Google, YouTube

    March 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT MTV parent Viacom Inc. said on Tuesday that it was suing Google Inc. and its Internet video-sharing site YouTube for more than $1 billion over unauthorized use of its programming online. The lawsuit, the biggest challenge to date to Google's ...

  7. Sony BMG Agrees To DRM Settlement

    December 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST Sony BMG has entered a preliminary agreement to settle a class action lawsuit brought against the company in New York for its use of copy-protection software that allegedly behaves like spyware. The m Sony BMG has entered a preliminary agreement t ...

  8. Sony BMG Agrees To DRM Settlement

    December 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST Move signals a setback to major-label efforts. Sony BMG has entered a preliminary agreement to settle a class action lawsuit brought against the company here for its use of copy-protection software that allegedly behaves like spyware. The move sig ...

  9. Behind the Deal: The Interactive Nature of LAUNCHcast Undecided

    November 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Record companies had a minor setback Nov. 3 when the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York refused to grant a summary judgment in a case focusing on the interactive nature of Inter Record companies had a minor setback Nov. 3 wh ...

  10. Case Summary: Expert Reports In Copyright Infringement Cases

    August 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Often the highest hurdle to clear when an author sues someone for copyright infringement is proving that the defendant had access the the plaintiff's work. The following is a summary of the court's op Often the highest hurdle to clear wh ...

  11. Case Summary: Expert Reports In Copyright Infringement Cases

    August 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Often the highest hurdle to clear when an author sues someone for copyright infringement is proving that the defendant had access the the plaintiff's work. The following is a summary of the court's op Often the highest hurdle to clear wh ...

  12. Case Summary: Fair Use of Concert Posters

    May 31, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Bill Graham Archives sued book publishers that used images of concert posters in a Grateful Dead biographical book for copyright infringement. The U.S. District Court in New York granted the publisher Bill Graham Archives sued book publishers that ...

  13. Case Summary: Right to Sue for Infringement & Fair Use of Film Clips

    April 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT In a lawsuit brought against ABC by a company that licenses films and film clips, the U.S. District Court in New York wrote an opinion April 5, exploring issues involving assignments of copyright infr In a lawsuit brought against ABC by a company ...

  14. BMG Direct Sues Indie Retailer

    April 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT BMG Direct, parent of the BMG Music Service record club, has filed a lawsuit against John Timmons, the owner of Louisville, Ky., independent music store Ear X-tacy. Timmons has publicly criticized BMG NEW YORK -- BMG Direct, parent of the BMG Musi ...

  15. ABC's Use Of Film Clips Is 'Fair Use'

    April 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT American Broadcasting Co. successfully defended a copyright infringement claim April 5 with the "fair use" defense before the suit reached the fact-finding trial stage. NEW YORK -- American Broadcasting Co. successfully defended a copyri ...

  16. BMG Direct Sues Indie Retailer

    April 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT John Timmons criticized price policies. BMG Direct, parent of the BMG Music Service record club, has filed a lawsuit against John Timmons, the owner of Louisville, Ky., independent music store Ear X-tacy. Timmons has publicly criticized BMG Direct ...

  17. BMG Direct Sues Indie Retailer

    April 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT John Timmons criticized price policies. BMG Direct, parent of the BMG Music Service record club, has filed a lawsuit against John Timmons, the owner of Louisville, Ky., independent music store Ear X-tacy. Timmons has publicly criticized BMG Direct ...

  18. Court Rules On Limitations In Infringement Cases

    August 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A federal district court held on Aug. 12 that the three-year statute of limitations for copyright infringement begins when the infringing act occurs -- not when the owner discovers the infringement. NEW YORK -- It's time for copyright owners ...

  19. Case Analysis Of Sony Music Entertainment v. Does 1 - 40

    August 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT On July 26, 2004, judge Denny Chin of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York issued an opinion in the RIAA case filed by 17 record companies against 40 unidentified Doe defendan On July 26, 2004, judge Denny Chin of the U.S. ...

  20. Megadeth Founders Exchange Lawsuits

    August 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The founding members of popular '80s metal band Megadeth are banging their heads in court. LOS ANGELES -- The founding members of popular '80s metal band Megadeth are banging their heads in court. Two separate actions hinge on a purporte ...

  21. Megadeth Founders Exchange Lawsuits

    August 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The founding members of popular '80s metal band Megadeth are banging their heads in court. Two separate actions hinge on a purported settlement ending the bandmates' corporate partnership, and whether Megadeth Founders Exchange Lawsuits ...

  22. Megadeth Founders Swap Lawsuits

    August 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The founding members of bestselling '80s metal band Megadeth have exchanged lawsuits. The founding members of bestselling '80s metal band Megadeth have exchanged lawsuits. Bassist David Ellefson's action, filed July 12 in U.S. Distr ...

  23. RIAA Wins Case Over John Doe Suits

    August 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A judge for the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York has sided with the RIAA in a case brought by Cablevision that challenged the music-industry trade group's "John Doe" lawsuits. A judge for the U.S. District C ...

  24. 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 ...

  25. RIAA Wins Case Over John Doe Suits

    July 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Cablevision sought to quash subpoena. A judge for the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York has sided with the RIAA in a case brought by Cablevision that challenged the music-industry trade group's "John Doe" law ...

  26. RIAA, iMesh Settle Lawsuit

    July 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The RIAA says its member companies have reached a settlement in their copyright-infringement lawsuit against peer-to-peer network iMesh. NEW YORK -- The RIAA says its member companies have reached a settlement in their copyright-infringement lawsu ...

  27. Clear Channel Files Howard Stern Countersuit

    July 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Clear Channel Communications has filed a $3 million countersuit against Infinity Broadcasting -- the Federal Communications Commission licensee of WXRK, the New York radio station where the Howard Ste NEW YORK -- Clear Channel Communications has f ...

  28. Holland's Disky Files New Suit Against King Biscuit

    July 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Dutch music firm Disky Communications has filed a federal complaint against King Biscuit Entertainment Group, alleging that it has not been provided with master recordings that were the subject of a p LOS ANGELES -- Dutch music firm Disky Communic ...

  29. Music Biz Ponders Sony BMG Structure After EC OKs Merger

    July 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Now that the European Commission on July 19 cleared the proposed merger of Sony Music and BMG, approval by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission is the final hurdle before the deal's completion. <br clear Music Biz Ponders Sony BMG Structure A ...

  30. Clear Channel Files Stern Countersuit

    July 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Clear Channel Communications has filed a $3 million countersuit against Infinity Broadcasting and Howard Stern's One Twelve Inc. Clear Channel Communications has filed a $3 million countersuit against Infinity Broadcasting and Howard Stern� ...

  31. RIAA, iMesh Settle Lawsuit

    July 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The RIAA says its member companies have reached a settlement in their copyright-infringement lawsuit against peer-to-peer network iMesh. The RIAA says its member companies have reached a settlement in their copyright-infringement lawsuit against p ...

  32. RIAA, iMesh Settle Lawsuit

    July 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The RIAA says its member companies have reached a settlement in their copyright-infringement lawsuit against peer-to-peer network iMesh. The RIAA says its member companies have reached a settlement in their copyright-infringement lawsuit against p ...

  33. Clear Channel Sued For Contract Breach Regarding Howard Stern Show

    July 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Infinity Broadcasting East and the talent agency representing Howard Stern and his radio show have filed a lawsuit seeking more than $10 million from Clear Channel Communications Inc. WASHINGTON -- Infinity Broadcasting East and the talent agency ...

  34. Study: Global Entertainment Biz To Hit $1.67 Trillion In 2008

    July 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The global entertainment and media industries generated revenues of $1.23 trillion in 2003, and that figure is expected to grow to $1.67 trillion by 2008, according to a new study issued by PriceWater Study: Global Entertainment Biz To Hit $1.67 T ...

  35. Game Makers Sue 321 Studios Over Copying Software

    June 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Atari, Electronic Arts and Vivendi Universal Games have filed suit against 321 Studios, alleging that the company's Games X Copy software is a violation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. LOS ANGELES -- Atari, Electronic Arts and Vivend ...

  36. Objectors Slam Monti's Approval Of Sony-BMG Merger

    June 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Following word June 17 that European Union Competition Commissioner Mario Monti will recommend approval of the proposed merger of Sony Music and BMG, independent labels, retailers and consumer groups Objectors Slam Monti's Approval Of Sony-BM ...

  37. Nine Inch Nails Singers Sues Ex-Manager

    May 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor has filed a countersuit against his former manager, alleging breach of contract and fiduciary duty and conspiracy. NEW YORK--Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor has filed a countersuit against his former man ...

  38. 'Millionaire' Creator Sues Disney

    May 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The U.K. creators of the "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" franchise are suing the Walt Disney Co. for allegedly licensing the hit television series to ABC at below-market prices and inflating productio Study: Teens Knowingly Download Musi ...

  39. NIN's Reznor Sues Ex-Manager

    May 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Nine Inch Nails principal Trent Reznor has filed a countersuit against his former manager for breach of contract and fiduciary duty and conspiracy. Nine Inch Nails principal Trent Reznor has filed a countersuit against his former manager for breac ...

  40. EMI Music Pub Sues Video-Game Titan

    April 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music Publishing has filed a multi-million-dollar lawsuit against video-game giant Electronic Arts for copyright infringement. According to the complaint, EA used 20 EMI-owned songs in its video g EMI Music Publishing has filed a multi-million ...

  41. EMI Music Pub Sues Video-Game Titan

    April 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music Publishing has filed a multi-million-dollar lawsuit against video-game giant Electronic Arts for copyright infringement. According to the complaint, EA used 20 EMI-owned songs in its video g EMI Music Publishing has filed a multi-million ...

  42. Trial Begins In Ruben Blades Royalty Dispute With Record Labels

    March 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST The trial involving Ruben Blades' lawsuit against his former record and publishing companies begins Monday in New York federal court. MIAMI--The trial involving Ruben Blades' lawsuit against his former record and publishing companies beg ...

  43. E.U. Set To Act On New Rules To Halt Piracy

    March 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST The European Union is expected to agree to new rules this week that will clamp down on movie and music pirates following a long legislative battle, according to the E.U. sources last Friday. <br clea Virgin, Fox Studio Drop Lawsuit, Settle Disp ...

  44. Ruben Blades Taking Former Label, Publisher To Court

    March 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST A suit filed by singer/songwriter/actor/producer Ruben Blades against his former record and publishing companies is set to go to trial March 8 in New York Federal court. A suit filed by singer/songwriter/actor/producer Ruben Blades against his for ...