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Ninth Circuit Orders Takedown of Inflammatory Video over Copyright Claim
By Mark Verstraete – Edited by Andrew Spore

On February 26, 2014, the Ninth Circuit reversed a district court decision denying Cindy Lee Garcia’s request for a preliminary injunction forcing YouTube to remove the anti-Islamic film “Innocence of Muslims.” Writing for the majority, Chief Judge Alex Kozinski found that Garcia was entitled to a preliminary injunction because she had shown a likelihood of success on her copyright claim and that irreparable harm would likely result absent injunctive relief.

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Posted On Mar - 12 - 2014 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Flash Digest: News In Brief
By Amy Zhang

Samsung Sues Dyson for Damages to Its Reputation

Maker of Candy Crush Saga Files for an IPO

AT&T Releases First Transparency Report

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Posted On Feb - 18 - 2014 Comments Off READ FULL POST

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

Users Balk at Samsung’s Access Requests for Jay-Z’s Mobile App
By Natalie Kim – Edited by Mary Grinman

Samsung launched a mobile app that allowed users to download Jay-Z’s new album before the album was released worldwide. Before users could obtain the album, they were required to grant the app permission to modify or delete content stored on the phone, to access to the phone’s precise location, and to read the phone’s status and identity. These requirements were met with a substantial amount of backlash.

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Posted On Jul - 16 - 2013 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Filmmakers Sue to Restore “Happy Birthday” to Public Domain

Good Morning to You Productions v. Warner/Chappell Music
By Samantha Rothberg – Edited by Gillian Kassner

Good Morning to You Productions Corp. (“GMTY”) sued Warner/Chappell Music, Inc. (“Warner/Chappell”), the copyright holder of “Happy Birthday to You.” GMTY seeks to invalidate the copyright, restore the song to the public domain, and force Warner/Chappell to repay substantial licensing fees. GMTY alleges that any valid copyright in the song expired long ago.

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Posted On Jun - 24 - 2013 Comments Off READ FULL POST
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