When Beyoncé sampled videos by the late New Orleans comedian and bounce rapper Messy Mya on “Formation” without permission from his estate, they filed a $20 million lawsuit against the singer. While Bey claimed the samples were fair use, a Louisiana judge has dismissed that claim.
As part of an appeal for the never-ending “Blurred Lines” lawsuit, Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams’s lawyers are arguing that a “groove” or “feeling” of a song is free from copyright.
A photo agency is suing Khloe Kardashian for unlicensed use of one of their images—a photo of Khloe Kardashian.
It is a truth universally acknowledged that any selfie-taking monkey must demand the copyright for her photographs. Or at least that seems to be what PETA is arguing. In September they filed a copyright lawsuit on the behalf of Naruto, the cheery macaque pictured above. The case was initially dismissed, but now Naruto…
A 50-year-old R&B singer is suing Taylor Swift for allegedly stealing lyrics from one of his songs for her pop hit “Shake It Off.” He says she’s “definitely trolling him.”
After being accused of ripping off a graffiti artist in a copyright lawsuit, Jeremy Scott has responded by refusing to take ownership of the design in question.
Aerosmith’s lawyers have sent cease-and-desist letters to Donald Trump, strongly recommending he not use their song “Dream On” at his campaign rallies. Why do politicians keep doing this? More specifically, why does Donald Trump keep doing this?
This is rich. Copycat brand H&M has filed a lawsuit against copycat brand Forever 21 for copying one of its designs. The design in question is a tote bag for the beach that cleverly reads “Beach Please.”
Soundcloud’s become particularly unchill by running ads between your favorite DJ mixes. This is after they jacked up prices for accounts and suspending mixes that didn’t include “licensed music.” Now they’re removing DJ mixes again through new copyright infringement software that can only be imagined as the sentinels…
A lot of German porn enthusiasts have had their porn browsing history laid bare to the public, thanks to a German court's mistake. About 20,000 people in Germany who watched porn on the US-based site Redtube had their names and addresses released by a court, and, if that wasn't quite humiliating enough, are now being…
After Alice Taylor's cell-phone photographs of the highly anatomically incorrect mannequins at a London Gap store went viral — we covered the story last week — she started fielding inquiries about the pictures and interview requests from newspapers around the world.
Today on JJ, a woman sued the owner of a strip club for using pictures of her from the internet on his promotional fliers. His reasoning: it's okay to exploit anyone who posts provocative pictures online.