ASCAP and BMI back Viacom in YouTube lawsuit
A group of copyright owners has filed an amicus brief supporting Viacom in its copyright infringement lawsuit against YouTube, including US collecting societies ASCAP and BMI.
May 11, 2010
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...
May 6, 2010
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...
April 19, 2010
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...
April 16, 2010
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...
April 12, 2010
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...
April 1, 2010
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...
March 30, 2010
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...
March 29, 2010
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...
March 22, 2010
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...
March 19, 2010
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...
February 12, 2010
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...
November 18, 2009