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November 28, 2012 | By August Brown
If you're a Black Keys fan and you've ever been enticed to order a Meat Lovers' Supreme at Pizza Hut or invest in a storage shed from Home Depot, there might have been a subliminal reason. Each company used songs in commercials that sounded an awful lot like tracks from the Black Keys' smash album "El Camino," namely "Lonely Boy" and "Gold on the Ceiling. " The Black Keys noticed this too, and have reportedly settled the resulting lawsuits around copyright infringement of the band's music.
March 22, 2002 | Jon Healey
Responding to intense lobbying from television, movie and music companies, an influential U.S. senator introduced a bill to require protections against copyright infringement in many new electronic devices and software. The bill by Senate Commerce Committee Chairman Ernest F. Hollings, (D-S.C.
February 3, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Lawyers for Queen Elizabeth II have threatened legal action for alleged copyright infringement against Britain's Sun newspaper, which printed her annual Christmas Day message two days early, the newspaper said. Buckingham Palace confirmed that the queen's lawyers had sent a letter to the tabloid newspaper. The Sun said the letter said court action would be taken unless the newspaper agreed to pay cash damages and costs.
November 19, 1990 | From United Press International
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.
February 17, 2006 | From Times Staff Reports
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 | From Associated Press
Four music giants have entered mediation with, 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 | P.J. Huffstutter
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.
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