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...
June 27, 2019
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...
June 11, 2019
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...
May 28, 2019
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...
May 20, 2019
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...
May 14, 2019
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...
May 1, 2019
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...
April 5, 2019
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...
March 26, 2019
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...
March 26, 2019
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,...
February 19, 2019
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,...
February 13, 2019
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...
February 6, 2019