November 19, 1990 |
McCartney Brother Sues Larry Flynt: Singer Paul McCartney's brother, Michael, sued sex magazine publisher Larry Flynt's LFP Inc. and a Hollywood bookstore for alleged copyright infringement in the publication of an early photograph of the singer with fellow Beatles George Harrison and John Lennon.
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February 17, 2006 |
Prosecutors charged a Corona man with copyright infringement Thursday after he allegedly uploaded a copy of "Walk the Line" that had been mailed to a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which awards the Oscars. According to the complaint, Luis Ochoa, 25, posted a message online saying he had a copy of the Johnny Cash biopic; another computer user alerted the Motion Picture Assn.
September 28, 2005 |
Four music giants have entered mediation with Baidu.com, China's largest Internet search engine, over the recording companies' claims of copyright infringement. No agreement was reached after more than five hours of discussions that began Monday at the Beijing No. 1 Intermediate People's Court, the official China Daily newspaper said. A judge would resolve the issue if there is no resolution. Baidu's U.S. shares fell $4.78 to $72.50. Universal Music Group, EMI Group, Warner Music Group Corp.
January 28, 1999 |
Wonderware Corp. in Irvine announced Wednesday that it has reached an out-of-court settlement ending more than two years of legal disputes over copyright issues with a pair of rival software developers. Terms of the settlements between Wonderware, Cyberlogic Technologies Inc. and Intellution Inc. were not disclosed. None of the companies admitted any wrongdoing or liability.
November 21, 2001 |
Two songwriters have sued MusicCity.com and two other companies for alleged copyright infringement, claiming that software distributed by the businesses lets users trade music over the Internet without authorization. Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, the duo who wrote "Jailhouse Rock," filed the class-action suit in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles on Monday on behalf of more than 20,000 music publishers. The suit names MusicCity Networks Inc., Grokster Ltd.
August 23, 2001 |
More than 50 music publishers and songwriters, including country artist Vince Gill's publishing companies, filed a copyright infringement suit against Web music firm MP3.com Inc. The lawsuit was filed last week in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. MP3.com is being acquired by Vivendi Universal and is transforming itself from music industry rebel to partner. Plaintiffs also include the estate of Roy Orbison and a publishing company owned by the Bellamy Brothers. MP3.
August 31, 2002 |
A dozen consumer advocacy and civil liberties groups urged a federal judge Friday to reject the major record companies' attempt to force Verizon Internet Services to identify a customer accused of extensive music piracy. The groups--including the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the National Consumers League and Utility Consumers' Action Network--argued that anonymous speech should receive strong protection even in claims of copyright infringement.