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Google sues indie label over Rapidshare infringement claims

Just when you thought Google had put its days as music biz villain of choice behind it, the company is taking independent label Blue Destiny Records to court...
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Round one to No Doubt in Band Hero legal battle

Last year, No Doubt sued games publisher Activision Blizzard over the use of the band's avatars in its Band Hero game. At issue was the way they could be unlocked and used with any song, not just their own...
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Viacom releases more Google/YouTube documents

The war of words between Viacom and Google continues, as part of the former's $1 billion copyright infringement lawsuit over YouTube. New documents released by Viacom claim that "Google made a deliberate, calculated business...
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Google facing fight with European telcos over YouTube

There's more trouble brewing for Google in Europe, and this time it's telco firms who are agitating. Telefonica, France Telecom and Deutsche Telekom want Google to share its advertising revenues with them, as they're having...
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Movie producers keen to sue individual file-sharers

It's fair to say that the strategy of suing individuals for file-sharing hasn't worked too well in the US: the two high-profile convictions (Jammie Thomas and Joel Tenenbaum) may have cost the music industry more in negative...
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Microsoft facing lawsuit for Zune’s Buy From FM feature

An Illinois man is suing Microsoft for patent infringement, relating to the Buy From FM feature in the company's Zune HD gadget. It lets people tag songs they hear on FM radio for purchasing in Zune's music store...
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Now The Doobie Brothers head to court with EMI

Well, not strictly the Doobie Brothers, but Bluewater Services, a company that administers some of the band's copyrights...
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Viacom hits back over YouTube lawsuit

Viacom has issued its own statement on its ongoing litigation with YouTube and Google, after the latter had its say late last week...
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YouTube/Viacom lawsuit documents are out and in the wild

Yesterday saw the unsealing of a huge mass of documents and filings relating to Viacom's $1bn copyright infringement lawsuit against YouTube. At issue is how aware YouTube's executive team were of copyright infringement on...
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Veoh files for bankruptcy blaming UMG lawsuit

Online video startup Veoh Networks has filed for bankruptcy, with CEO Dmitry Shapiro blaming two years of litigation from Universal Music Group, which sued Veoh for copyright infringement...
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Report suggests lawsuit and cash burn has inspired Imeem sale

Following reports yesterday that MySpace is buying Imeem, Om Malik has uncovered more rumours that may explain why the sale is taking place. Although Imeem has managed to tie up deals with major labels, the site is reportedly...
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Mobile content class action secures $63m payout

We Europeans may have done the mobile content scamming thing years ago, but the sale (or mis-sale) of premium subscriptions has been making waves in the US recently.