ByteDance withdraws one of its lawsuits against Tencent
ByteDance, the owner of TikTok and its Chinese sibling Douyin, has been tangling with fellow tech giant Tencent for some time in the courts with a series of tit-for-tat lawsuits. ByteDance has just withdrawn one of the most...
April 13, 2021
ByteDance sues Tencent in China over WeChat and QQ policies
Chinese tech giants ByteDance and Tencent have been locking horns on the app stores for some time, but now they may be heading to court. ByteDance has sued Tencent alleging monopolistic behaviour in the latter’s WeChat...
February 3, 2021
Bob Dylan’s catalogue sale sparks lawsuit over co-writes
Where there’s money, there are invariably lawsuits. There’s certainly money in musicians selling their catalogues and royalty interests to investment companies, and lo and behold, there are lawsuits popping up...
January 21, 2021
FTC steps up investigation into tech firms and privacy
December work slowdown? Not for the Federal Trade Commission in the US there isn’t. Having sued Facebook for ‘illegal monopolisation’ earlier this month, now the FTC is stepping up its investigation into...
December 15, 2020
FTC sues Facebook in the US for ‘illegal monopolisation’
After months of speculation about whether the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) would go after Facebook, the hammer dropped last night. The FTC has sued Facebook “alleging that the company is illegally maintaining its...
December 10, 2020
Wixen Music Publishing sues Triller in $50m lawsuit
The latest copyright infringement lawsuit from Wixen Music Publishing promises to be a biggie: it’s suing Triller for $50m, alleging that it has infringed more than 1,000 songs from the company’s catalogue. Billboard...
November 19, 2020
TikTok strikes back at Triller with patent counter-suit
Remember when Triller sued TikTok for patent infringement in July? Whatever happened to that case? What happened this week is that TikTok struck back with a counter lawsuit. At issue is a June 2017 patent awarded to a children’s...
October 29, 2020
TikTok will sue Trump administration over executive order
Alphabet reportedly considered joining a consortium to invest in TikTok before talks “fizzled” according to Bloomberg, meaning that Microsoft and Oracle remain the two main potential acquirers of TikTok’s...
August 24, 2020
Musician Maria Schneider files class action YouTube lawsuit
Artist and composer Maria Schneider has criticised YouTube publicly several times in the past. For example this open letter in 2016 calling the service “a resounding disaster” for musicians; and this piece...
July 6, 2020
HFA is now included in to Eminem publisher’s Spotify lawsuit
In August last year, music publisher Eight Mile Style sued Spotify, accusing the streaming service of willful copyright infringement. The company, which represents Eminem’s works, claimed that Spotify made available...
July 3, 2020
Spotify and Kobalt fall out over Eminem copyright lawsuit
In August last year, we reported on a copyright infringement lawsuit filed against Spotify by Eminem’s publisher Eight Mile Style, based on around 250 songs from the company’s catalogue. The latest development...
June 1, 2020