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  1. Feds Seize Counterfeit CDs From Latin Music Distributor Angelica's Records

    May 10, 2011 4:25 PM EDT Federal investigators from the Department of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) seized more than 150,000 counterfeit CDs in April from Latin music distributor/one-stop Angelica's Records , one of the leading distributors of Latin music ...

  2. George Clinton Sues Black Eyed Peas Over Song Sample

    December 14, 2010 12:00 AM EST George Clinton has filed a copyright lawsuit against members of the Black Eyed Peas, UMG Recordings and Cherry Hill Music for allegedly sampling his song "(Not Just) Knee Deep" on a Grammy-award nominated album. According to the complain ...

  3. Televisa Execs Testify in Univision Internet Trial

    June 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Televisa executives testified on Thursday they kept the right to stream popular Spanish-language shows to U.S. audiences over the Internet in a licensing agreement with Univision, and said the arrangement would benefit its U.S. licensee's rat ...

  4. Televisa, Univision Spar Over Internet Rights

    June 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Mexico's top broadcaster, Televisa, and its U.S. licensee Univision returned to federal court in Los Angeles on Tuesday to litigate which has rights to post Televisa-made programs on the Internet. The two companies earlier this year settled a ...

  5. Shareholders File Suit Against Sirius

    November 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST Orange County, Calif., realtor and stock investor Michael Hartleib has formed a group of more than 500 Sirius and XM shareholders who bill themselves as "Save Sirius" and say the Sirius XM managers led by Mel Karmazin have unjustly enric ...

  6. Jackson Browne Sues McCain Over Song Usage

    August 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Singer/songwriter Jackson Browne is suing Republican presidential nominee John McCain and the Republican party for using his song "Running on Empty" in a recent TV commercial. In the suit, filed in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles, Bro ...

  7. Mexico's Televisa, Partner Univision Push Back Trial

    April 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Leading Spanish-language broadcaster Televisa and partner Univision have pushed back a trial over the Mexican company's bid to pull out of a programming deal, a sign that an out-of-court settlement may be in the works. The two companies were ...

  8. Zomba Sues Blogger Over Britney Leaks

    October 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Zomba sued PerezHilton.com for copyright infringement on Thursday, saying the gossip Web site illegally posted recordings by pop singer Britney Spears. The suit, filed in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles Thursday, accused the Web site and its pr ...

  9. WMG Sues Social Networking Site Imeem

    May 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music Group has filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against the social networking site Imeem, seeking both monetary damages and a court order to restrict all WMG music from the site. In the filing, WMG claims Imeem has avoided using any ...

  10. Latin Indie Cintas Acuario Sues Sony BMG

    May 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Indie label Cintas Acuario and its publishing arms, Sonora Music Publishing and Cintas Acuario publishing, have filed a copyright infringement suit against Sony BMG Entertainment's U.S. Latin label. The suit, filed May 3 in U.S. District Cour ...

  11. Indie Label To File Payola Suit Against Warner

    March 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST Companion to the one filed against Sony BMG. Indie label TSR Records is expected to file a lawsuit today (March 28) against Warner Music Group over payola allegations, according to a source. The action is a companion suit to the one filed by TSR a ...

  12. Three Charged With Selling Modified Xboxes

    December 20, 2005 12:00 AM EST Pirated videogames installed in hard drives. Federal prosecutors charged two store owners and a third man with criminal copyright infringement for selling modified Xbox game consoles that allowed the machines to play pirated videogame copied onto ...

  13. Singer Berry Sues Karaoke Distributors

    November 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Rock 'n' roll pioneer Chuck Berry has sued three leading karaoke music distributors, claiming they sold sing-along versions of his most popular hits without paying royalties or obtaining licenses. (Reuters) -- Rock 'n' roll pio ...

  14. Cowell, ABC Sued Over 'Million Dollar Idea'

    August 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The upcoming ABC reality show "Million Dollar Idea" has sparked a million-dollar lawsuit claiming the idea for the series was ripped off. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- The upcoming ABC reality show "Million Dollar Idea" has spark ...

  15. Filmmakers Sue SPE Over Rights To 'Zorro'

    August 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A film company wants a federal court to declare it can make a movie based on the character of "Zorro" despite objections by Sony Pictures Entertainment, the movie studio behind the 1998 film "The Mask (AP) -- A film company wants a ...

  16. Lawyers Continue Fight Over Sampling Rights

    June 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT While the fight over how much of a sound recording can be legally sampled continues in the No Limit Films case, the challenge by jazz flutist James W. Newton over alleged infringement by Beastie Boys NEW YORK -- While the fight over how much of a ...

  17. Waits Questions Download Royalties

    June 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A suit filed by Tom Waits' Third Story Music against Warner Music Group seeks to set the record straight on whether a label that provides recordings for digital downloads is licensing masters or selli NEW YORK -- A suit filed by Tom Waits ...

  18. Waits Sues WMG Over Download Payments

    June 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Suit seeks definition of licensing vs. sales. Tom Waits’ Third Story Music sued Warner Music Group May 31, seeking a court declaration of whether providing recordings for digital downloads should be classified as a license or a sale. The complaint ...

  19. Waits Sues WMG Over Download Payments

    June 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Suit seeks definition of licensing vs. sales. Tom Waits’ Third Story Music sued Warner Music Group May 31, seeking a court declaration of whether providing recordings for digital downloads should be classified as a license or a sale. The complaint ...

  20. Mötley Crüe Sues NBC

    May 31, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Rock act Mötley Crüe filed suit May 24 against NBC, arguing the network violated the group's free speech rights and hurt its concert and album sales. Mötley Crüe says its action is LOS ANGELES -- Rock act M ...

  21. Snipes Suing New Line Over 'Trinity'

    April 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Wesley Snipes is suing New Line Cinema and other producers of "Blade: Trinity" for allegedly failing to pay him his full salary and using him to promote a potential spinoff franchise involving some of LOS ANGELES (The Hollywood Reporter) ...

  22. Case Summary: Assignments of Right to Sue for Copyright Infringement

    April 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT For nearly 70 years, U.S. law viewed copyright owners as having an indivisible bundle of property rights that could not be assigned piecemeal. This changed with the Copyright Act of 1976, when Congres For nearly 70 years, U.S. law viewed copyright ...

  23. SEC Hits Levin, Others With Fraud Charges

    April 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Securities and Exchange Commission filed fraud and other charges April 6 against producer Drew S. Levin and several former associates. LOS ANGELES (The Hollywood Reporter) -- The Securities and Exchange Commission filed fraud and other charges ...

  24. Jackson's Wingnut Films Sues Over 'Rings' Profits

    March 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Peter Jackson's production company, Wingnut Films Ltd., has sued New Line Cinema for allegedly withholding profits, including home video revenue, from "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Rin LOS ANGELES (The Hollywood Reporter) ...

  25. Milian's 'Dip It Low' At Center Of Suit

    March 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST A group of copyright owners filed an infringement lawsuit on Feb. 22 over Christina Milian's "Dip It Low." The Island Def Jam track peaked at No. 5 on The Billboard Hot 100 in August 2004 and was nomi NEW YORK -- A group of copyrigh ...

  26. Milian's 'Dip It Low' At Center Of Suit

    February 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST A group of copyright owners yesterday (Feb. 22) filed an infringement lawsuit over Christina Milian's "Dip It Low." The Island Def Jam track peaked at No. 5 on The Billboard Hot 100 in August 2004 and A group of copyright owners yes ...

  27. Labels, Sharman Face Off In Oz

    November 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST The largest copyright infringement case in Australian history began today (Nov. 29) as Sydney-based Sharman Networks and other "respondents" involved with peer-to-peer software Kazaa face 30 record co NEW YORK -- The largest copyright in ...

  28. Labels, Sharman Face Off In Oz

    November 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST The largest copyright infringement case in Australian history began today (Nov. 29), as Sydney-based Sharman Networks and others involved with peer-to-peer software company Kazaa face 30 record-compan The largest copyright infringement case in Aus ...

  29. Labels, Sharman Face Off In Oz

    November 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST The largest copyright infringement case in Australian history began today (Nov. 29), as Sydney-based Sharman Networks and others involved with peer-to-peer software company Kazaa face 30 record-compan The largest copyright infringement case in Aus ...

  30. SAG Backs Chief In Suit Over Netflix

    November 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Screen Actors Guild moved Nov. 15 to defend national executive director/CEO Bob Pisano against a lawsuit that seeks to force his removal over an alleged conflict of interest in serving on the boar LOS ANGELES (The Hollywood Reporter) -- The Sc ...

  31. Marvel Sues Disney To Reclaim Copyrights

    November 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST Marvel Enterprises Inc. has escalated its royalty dispute with the Walt Disney Co. by suing to reclaim the copyrights for Spider-Man, the Incredible Hulk, the X-Men and other characters that appear on (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Marvel Enterprises ...

  32. Altnet Sues RIAA For Patent Infringement

    September 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Altnet and its parent, Brilliant Digital Entertainment, have filed a civil suit against the RIAA and others, alleging breach of "TrueNames" patents that are used to identify digital files. SAN FRANCISCO -- Altnet and its parent, Brillian ...

  33. Van Halen Hits Orioles With $2M Suit

    August 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Van Halen is suing the Baltimore Orioles for at least $2 million in damages, charging that the Major League Baseball team reneged on an offer for the band to play a concert Sept. 2 at Oriole Park at C NASHVILLE -- Van Halen is suing the Baltimore ...

  34. Van Halen Hits Orioles With $2M Suit

    August 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Van Halen is suing the Baltimore Orioles for at least $2 million in damages, charging that the Major League Baseball team reneged on an offer for the band to play a concert Sept. 2 at Oriole Park at C Van Halen is suing the Baltimore Orioles for a ...

  35. '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 LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter)--Th ...

  36. '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 ...

  37. Man Sues Distributor of KaZaA Software

    March 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST A native of Romania who claims to have written the source code to the popular file-sharing software KaZaA is suing the program's distributor over the rights to the software and seeking $25 million in A native of Romania who claims to have wri ...

  38. Man Sues Distributor of KaZaA Software

    March 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST A native of Romania who claims to have written the source code to the popular file-sharing software KaZaA is suing the program's distributor over the rights to the software and seeking $25 million in A native of Romania who claims to have wri ...