R.E.M. Forces the Removal of a Pro-Trump Video Meme on Twitter — Including the President’s Retweet

R.E.M. riled up a bunch of Trump trolls on social media this weekend. The band took issue with its music being used in a meme video.  But unlike many other protests from prominent artists, R.E.M. (and their reps at Universal Music Group) actually got t… Continue Reading

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U.S. Copyright Office Refuses to Issue a Copyright on The Carlton Dance from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

Alfonso Ribeiro recently submitted a copyright registration application for his iconic ‘Carlton Dance,’ but now he’s facing trouble in court. The dance became famous after Ribeiro’s character Carlton performed the moves in an episode of The Fresh Princ… Continue Reading

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Fortnite Claps Back Against Dance Move Lawsuits: ‘No One Can Own a Dance Step’

Remember that lawsuit filed by 2 Milly against Epic Games for the dances featured in Fortnite? Epic has responded by asking a judge to dismiss the lawsuit, saying the dance in question isn’t even copying Milly Rock. Epic’s lawyers claim that the dance … Continue Reading

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Fired MusiCares VP Files a Lawsuit Against Neil Portnow

Changing her story, MusiCares’ former VP Dana Tomarken has taken aim at Neil Portnow and the Recording Academy. Last year, Dana Tomarken, former Vice President at MusiCares, made serious allegations against Neil Portnow, Chairman and President of the R… Continue Reading

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Despite Threats from Michael Jackson’s Family, HBO Moves Forward With ‘Leaving Neverland’

Ten years after dying from a drug overdose a court later ruled involuntary manslaughter, Michael Jackson is back in the news because of Leaving Neverland. The documentary is about two men, Wade Robson and James Safechuck, both of whom accuse Michael of… Continue Reading

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Despite Threats from Michael Jackson’s Family, HBO Moves Forward With ‘Leaving Neverland’

Ten years after dying from a drug overdose a court later ruled involuntary manslaughter, Michael Jackson is back in the news because of Leaving Neverland. The documentary is about two men, Wade Robson and James Safechuck, both of whom accuse Michael of… Continue Reading

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Kanye West Used a Sample of a Child Praying In ‘Ultralight Beam’ — Now the Child’s Parents Are Suing

Kanye West is being sued over his unauthorized use of a little girl praying for his track ‘Ultralight Beam.’ Another murky copyright issue is coming to the fore — with none other than Kanye caught in the middle. At the center of this fight is ‘Ultralig… Continue Reading

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Billy McFarland Ordered to Pay $3 Million with Interest to a Defrauded Investor

Things just keep getting worse for Fyre Festival founder Billy McFarland. A county court in New York has ruled against embattled convicted felon Billy McFarland. New York County Judge Joel H. Cohen wrote McFarland failed to “appear, answer, or make a m… Continue Reading

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