Motown Royalty Takes On Digital Streaming Before CongressMotown legend Smokey Robinson has grown very familiar with being in front of microphones in his illustrious music career, but his Tuesday testimony before a Senate committee considering a remodel of the music copyright laws may be among his most important performances.
Monkey Loses Federal Appeal In Animal Selfie CaseA federal appeals court panel ruled Monday against the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals in a lawsuit claiming a monkey owned the copyright to a selfie photo.
Supreme Court Passes On Taking John Madden Football CasePass. That's what the Supreme Court has decided to do with a copyright dispute case stemming from a classic football video game.
No Monkeying Around: Court Weighs If Animal Owns Its SelfiesA curious monkey with a toothy grin and a knack for pressing a camera button was back in the spotlight Wednesday as a federal appeals court heard arguments on whether an animal can hold a copyright to selfie photos.
Facebook's Oculus Facing $500 Million Bill In Copyright CaseFacebook's virtual-reality subsidiary and two of its founders are facing a sobering reality after a jury hit them with a $500 million bill for infringing on the rights of a video-game maker.
Ed Sheeran Faces $20M Copyright Suit Over Song 'Photograph'The suit accusing Sheeran of copyright infringement was filed Wednesday in Los Angeles by Martin Harrington and Tom Leonard, composers of the song "Amazing"
Former Google CEO Testifies In Oracle-Google Copyright TrialA month-long trial in a copyright battle between Oracle Corp. and Google Inc. began in federal court in San Francisco Tuesday.
Google, Oracle Face Off In Court Again Over Software CopyrightsGoogle and Oracle were set to appear in a Bay Area courtroom Monday to face off on a copyright dispute that’s dragged on for six years.
'Happy Birthday' Song Publisher To Pay $14M To Settle Copyright ChallengeNow that the 'Happy Birthday' song is officially part of the public domain, people who paid copyright fees to sing it are probably going to get their money back.
Judge Rules That Monkey Can't Hold Copyright To Famous SelfieA federal judge in San Francisco said Wednesday he plans to dismiss a copyright lawsuit filed on behalf of an Indonesian monkey by an advocacy group that claims the animal owns the rights to a famous series of “monkey selfie” photographs.
Pandora To Pay $90 Million To Settle Suit Over Pre-1972 Hits Streaming music company Pandora has agreed to pay $90 million to settle a lawsuit brought by major record labels over its use of recordings released before 1972.
Bikram Yoga Sequence Not Entitled To Copyright Protection, Court RulesA federal appeals court says a sequence of 26 poses and two breathing exercises used in hot yoga classes is not entitled to copyright protection.