Copyright Infringement

Napster All Over Again: Periscope Users Could Face $150,000+ Fines, Jail Time For Live-Streaming Copyrighted EventsThe Mayweather-Pacquiao fight may have been a "win" for Twitter-owned Periscope, but for users who share a copyrighted live event, it could be a major loss -- of up o $150,000 in penalties per incident.
Beastie Boys Sue GoldieBlox Over Copyright InfringementThe lawsuit claims that the toy company has infringed upon other artists, including Queen, Daft Punk, Kaskade & others...
GoldieBlox Offers Peace To 'Beastie Boys' In Open Letter"Although we believe our parody video falls under fair use, we would like to respect his wishes and yours." - Excerpt from Goldiblox open letter
Beastie Boys In Legal Feud With Oakland Toymaker Over ‘Girls’ Viral AdThe hip-hop group sent a letter to Oakland toymaker GoldieBlox over a viral commercial parodying the hit song "Girls"...
Court Rules 'Jersey Boys' Musical Had Right To Use Ed Sullivan ClipA federal appeals court in San Francisco ruled on Monday that the producers of the "Jersey Boys" Broadway musical cannot be sued for copyright infringement...
EA Sues Zynga For Alleged Copyright InfringementElectronic Arts says it has sued online game maker Zynga because its new game “The Ville” infringes its own game, “The Sims Social.”
Tech Report: Oracle CEO Ellison Discusses Google Suit, Steve Jobs At Tech ConferenceAs the All Things Digital Conference came to a close, a federal judge delivered a setback to Oracle in its lawsuit against Google. Nonetheless Oracle CEO Larry Ellison has fond memories of his highly influential friend.
Another setback For Oracle In Google DisputeOracle Corp. received another setback Thursday as a federal judge in San Francisco undermined a central part of the company's multimillion dollar case against Google Inc. over its Android software for mobile devices.
Jury: Google Didn't Infringe On Oracle patentsA federal jury ruled Wednesday that Google didn't infringe on Oracle's patents when the Internet search leader developed its popular Android software for mobile devices.
Google-Oracle Jury Reaches Impasse On Key IssueA federal jury in San Francisco has reached an impasse on a key issue in Oracle’s copyright-infringement case against Google, handing the database-software company a major setback.
Tech Report: Anonymous Retaliates For DOJ Shutdown Of File Sharing SiteKCBS' Technology Analyst reports hacktivist group Anonymous is retaliating against the Department of Justice for their shutdown of, with some takedowns of their own.
Tech Watch: Crackdown On Illegal DownloadingSome of the biggest Internet Service Providers have agreed to crackdown on users who illegally download copyrighted material.