Appeals Court Finds Batmobile Is Entitled To Copyright ProtectionBatman won't have to worry about Batmobile knockoffs after a federal appeals court ruled the caped crusader's vehicle is entitled to copyright protection.
Judge Rules 'Happy Birthday To You' Is Public DomainA federal judge has ruled that the music publishing company that has been collecting royalties for the song “Happy Birthday To You” does not hold a valid copyright to the popular tune that is sung worldwide.
PETA Files Lawsuit In SF Court To Give Monkey Ownership Of His Own Selfie PhotosA macaque monkey who took now-famous selfie photographs should be declared the copyright owner of the photos, rather than the nature photographer who positioned the camera, animal-rights activists contend in a novel lawsuit.
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.
Oakland-Based Pandora Internet Radio Cuts First-Ever Direct Deal With Artists Internet radio leader Pandora has come to its first-ever direct licensing deal with artists, a wide-ranging agreement with independent label group Merlin that both said would mean higher payments to artists and more play for them on Pandora stations.
San Jose Man Gets 4 Years In Prison For Selling Counterfeit CDs, DVDsA 22-year-old man has been sentenced to four years in prison for his role in a copyright infringement scheme that involved selling counterfeit CDs and DVDs in Northern California.
Jury Says Samsung, Apple Infringed On Each Other's Smartphone PatentsA California jury awarded Apple $119.46 million, far less than it demanded, in a patent battle with Samsung over alleged copying of smart phone features, and the jury made the victory even smaller by finding that Apple illegally used one of Samsung’s patents.
Apple Demands $380M From Samsung In Patent TrialApple demanded that Samsung Electronics pay it $380 million for copying vital iPhone and iPad features.
Carly Rae Jepsen & Owl City Sued Over 'Good Time'It happens all the time: a small artist, songwriter or producer file suit against a much bigger artist for stealing their song idea. But this artist might have a stronger case than most...
Judge Sides With Samsung In Apple Court Battle; Galaxy Nexus Sales AllowedA federal appeals court has sided with Samsung Electronics Corp. in its ongoing patent dispute with Apple Inc.
Opinion: Romney's China Attacks On Obama Show Breathtaking HypocrisyRomney looks to come back from 47% don't pay taxes remarks and attacks on China trade. But Romney has so many vulnerabilities on China it is hard to understand why he would pick this issue.
Epic Apple Vs. Samsung Patent Trial Goes To JurorsApple is demanding Samsung pay it $2.5 billion for allegedly stealing the design technology of the iPad and iPhone to create illegal knockoffs. Samsung counters that Apple stole its technology and is demanding $399 million.