The Jackson Estate Hits Back at HBO and Leaving Neverland’s Dan Reed

Will the Michael Jackson estate follow through on its threat to sue Leaving Neverland producer/director Dan Reed? In late February, the Michael Jackson estate made good on its promise. The late King of Pop’s family sued HBO for $100 million at Los Ange… Continue Reading

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India v. PewDiePie — High Court Reportedly Orders YouTube to Remove Two Offensive Tracks

India doesn’t think very fondly of PewDiePie. Last month, seemingly ‘conceding’ the crown for the most subscribers on YouTube, Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg released a diss track. In the song, ‘Congratulations,’ the popular YouTube star detailed several … Continue Reading

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House Votes to Restore Obama-Era Net Neutrality Rules — But Senate Calls It ‘Dead on Arrival’

The U.S. House of Representatives voted to restore Obama-era net neutrality rules, but prospects for the bill in the Senate look dim. The new bill would reverse the FCC’s repeal of net neutrality rules that prohibited blocking, throttling, and paid pri… Continue Reading

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SoundExchange Sues Music Choice Over a ‘Persistent Effort to Avoid Paying Royalties’

SoundExchange’s lawsuit alleges that cable-based streaming music service Music Choice is cooking its books.  But is there more to this story? Another day, another contentious music royalty lawsuit. This time, the plaintiff is SoundExchange, a non-profi… Continue Reading

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Trump Tweet Removed by Twitter Following a Warner Bros. Copyright Claim

Warner Bros. Pictures filed a copyright infringement claim on one of President Trump’s tweets for his 2020 campaign last night.  The tweet was removed. The video used part of Hans Zimmer’s score from the 2012 movie, The Dark Knight Rises. The president… Continue Reading

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Federal Judge Tosses ‘Scalpergate’ Class Action Lawsuit Against Ticketmaster

A sneaky contract clause has ‘saved’ Ticketmaster in the US.  But, the ticketing giant may not get away so easily in the UK. Bad news for Ticketmaster consumers angered over ‘Scalpergate‘. A federal judge in California has dismissed a proposed class-ac… Continue Reading

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Tom Petty’s Widow and His Two Daughters are Now Fighting over His Estate

The battle for control of Tom Petty’s estate just got very, very ugly. Dana Petty, Tom Petty’s widow, doesn’t exactly agree with his two gr0own adult daughters, Adria and Annakim. So, she’s filed a civil lawsuit against them. Filed in Los Angeles Count… Continue Reading

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Co-Writer Behind Madonna’s Vogue Moves Forward With $500,000 Suit Against Warner/Chappell

Warner Music Group pays more to its own lawyers than it can to its songwriters. Two years ago, the co-writer behind Madonna’s ‘Vogue’ filed a lawsuit against Warner Music Group (WMG). Robert ‘Shep’ Pettibone claimed the major label illegally withheld r… Continue Reading

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