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Publishers slam Peloton over its copyright-infringement defence

Fitness startup Peloton’s decision to respond to music publishers’ copyright-infringement lawsuit with a counter-claim alleging anti-competitive behaviour has – and you may wish to sit down for this bombshell – not...
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DJ Khaled tipped for Billboard lawsuit over US charts row

DJ Khaled recently lost out to Tyler, the Creator in a battle for top spot on Billboard’s US albums chart – but that battle could now spawn a lawsuit against Billboard by Khaled. That’s according to Page Six, which...
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Apple sued over claims iTunes user data was sold to third parties

A class action federal lawsuit filed in California is accusing Apple of selling on information of users’ iTunes purchases to third parties. It is being led by three plaintiffs from Rhode Island and Michigan and they are...
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Tech firms sued by estate of ‘Over The Rainbow’ composer

The estate of composer Harold Arlen is targeting a range of companies including Apple, Amazon, Google, Microsoft and Pandora, with a lawsuit alleging “massive music piracy operations in the digital music stores and streaming...
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Apple will face consumer antitrust lawsuit over App Store

Apple has received a setback in an antitrust lawsuit focused on the way it takes a 30% cut of most purchases on its App Store – but this isn’t relating to Spotify’s complaint in Europe. Instead, it’s a...
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Peloton files counter-claim against music-publishers lawsuit

Earlier this year, a group of US music-publishers sued fitness startup Peloton for copyright infringement, seeking damages of more than $150m for what they claimed was unlicensed use of some of their songs. The company...
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UK law firm sues Ticketmaster over data breach

Hayes Connor Solicitors, a legal firm based in the northwest of England, is filing a £5m suit against Ticketmaster following a data breach last June. The legal firm claims that it has affected 40,000 customers in the UK...
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Peloton removes exercise classes after publishers’ lawsuit

Peloton CEO John Foley has revealed that the fitness startup is removing classes featuring music cited in a recent lawsuit filed by publishers in the US. “Peloton respects the rights of all creators, including performing...
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Major labels sue American ISP Charter Communications

The latest US lawsuit accusing an ISP of facilitating piracy focuses on Charter Communications. A group of labels and publishers under the auspices of Universal, Sony and Warner are suing the cable-internet provider, claiming...
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Rhapsody to pay up to $10m in songwriter-lawsuit settlement

It wasn’t just Spotify facing the prospect of class-action lawsuits from songwriters over streaming royalties in recent years. Rhapsody (now operating as Napster) was also on the wrong end of a case brought by David Lowery,...
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Fortnite publisher fights lawsuits: ‘Nobody can own a dance step’

Fortnite may have given artist Marshmello a big boost – playing to 10 million people at a single (virtual) concert will do that for a musician – but the game and its publisher Epic Games remain under fire from other artists,...
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Universal Music and Sony Music face new artist lawsuits

Two of the three major labels are facing new class-action lawsuits filed in New York, which focus on the right of artists under the so-called ’35-year law’ there. That’s the legislation that in theory allows artists...