GetJar attacks Apple in new row over App Store moniker
The latest company to be sent a cease-and-desist letter by Apple is GetJar, an independent store for free smartphone apps across all devices. Apple's lawyers have ordered it to stop using the phrase 'app store', following...
July 11, 2011
Apple loses iPod playlists patent battle
Apple has been ordered to pay US firm Personal Audio $8 million after being found liable for patent infringement. The patents in question related to downloadable playlists, and formed the basis of a lawsuit by the patent...
July 11, 2011
Kazaa founder wields patents at cloud music services
Kevin Bermeister is best known within the music industry for his role in filesharing service Kazaa back in the day. Now he has re-emerged with a set of patents that may have implications for the cloud music services being...
July 7, 2011
CNET LimeWire lawsuit dropped, with promise of expanded action
Film producer Alki David made headlines earlier in the year by suing CBS for copyright infringement, over the availability of the LimeWire client software on its CNET subsidiary's Download.com site. Several hip-hop artists...
July 6, 2011
Rebecca Black files copyright claim against her own Friday video
Remember Rebecca Black and Friday? Those were the good times, eh? Oh. Anyway, Black is currently capitalising on her viral fame by making a cameo appearance in the new Katy Perry video, but she's also filed a surprising copyright...
June 17, 2011
Kanye West threatens legal action over leaked Mama’s Boy track
Kanye West is not a happy man right now (again). This time, the reason is the appearance of his new track Mama's Boy on various blogs, following a leak. In a statement, West made it clear that the track was not finished -...
June 17, 2011
Four more artists suing UMG over digital royalties
Universal Music Group is facing legal action from four more artists over payouts from digital music downloads. Rob Zombie, White Zombie, Whitesnake and Dave Mason have filed a class-action lawsuit against the label group...
May 20, 2011
Lime Wire damages hearing kicks off with opening arguments
P2P firm Lime Wire has already been found liable for willful copyright infringement, but this week the hearing to decide what damages it should face has kicked off with opening statements from both sides.
May 6, 2011
CNET and CBS sued for distributing LimeWire P2P software
As the LimeWire lawsuit kicks off its damages hearing in New York, so another legal battle is starting focused on the now-dead P2P service. Film producer Alki David has teamed up with some hip-hop and R&B...
May 5, 2011
Lime Wire damages hearing kicks off this week
This week will see a New York jury decide how much Lime Wire and its founder Mark Gorton will have to pay in damages to major labels, having lost its copyright infringement lawsuit last year.
May 4, 2011
Reborn Death Row slapped by court in Dre digital royalties row
A US district court has told WIDEawke Death Row Records - the reincarnation of the infamous hip-hop label - that it does not have the rights to sell Dr Dre's 'The Chronic' album digitally. Dre sued the label last year after...
April 20, 2011