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So-Called Sample Troll Sues Jay Z, Alleging “Run This Town” Infringes Copyright
By Emma Winer – Edited by Ashish Bakshi

TufAmerica, Inc. v. WB Music Corp.

TufAmerica filed a complaint accusing Jay Z of infringing the company’s copyright in the song “Hook & Sling Part 1.” According to the complaint, Jay Z allegedly used a “sample” of “Hook and Sling Part 1” in his hit song “Run This Town” without proper authorization. TufAmerica has filed a number of similar lawsuits against artists such as the Beastie Boys and Kanye West for sampling songs from catalogs that the company had purchased.

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Posted On Nov - 20 - 2013 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Ex Parte TROs — Exceptional, Unless You’re A “Hacker”
By Corey Omer — Edited by Abhilasha Nautiyal

Battelle Energy Alliance LLC v. Southfork Sec. Inc.

Last month, the District of Idaho issued a rare ex parte temporary restraining order against software developer Corey Thuen and his company, enjoining them from releasing software code as open source and ordering that Thuen’s computer be seized and its contents copied. Judge Winmill reasoned that because Thuen was a “hacker,” the ex parte seizure order was justified.

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Posted On Nov - 4 - 2013 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Flash Digest: News In Brief
By Emma Winer

American Dating Website Withdraws Plan to Sell User Information to Peer Canadian Site

Third Circuit Finds Warrantless GPS Tracking Unconstitutional

Sony Sues United Airlines for Copyright Infringement

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Posted On Oct - 28 - 2013 Comments Off READ FULL POST

IsoHunt to Shut Down Following $110 Million Settlement with Film Studios
By Sam Callahan – Edited by Jennifer Wong

Columbia Pictures Indus., Inc. v. Fung

Gary Fung has agreed to pay $110 million in damages and will permanently shut down IsoHunt.com, TorrentBox.com, and his other file-sharing websites in order to settle a copyright infringement lawsuit brought by six major film studios, represented by the Motion Picture Association of America. The settlement comes after more than seven years of litigation.

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Posted On Oct - 25 - 2013 1 Comment READ FULL POST

Flash Digest: News In Brief
By Mark Verstraete

Massachusetts District Court Denies Motion For Preliminary Injunction against Aereo

Airbnb Responds to Subpoena from New York Attorney General

Delaware District Court Dismisses Class Action Suit Against Google Regarding Personally Identifiable Information

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Posted On Oct - 15 - 2013 Comments Off READ FULL POST
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