Copyrights

Get the latest news on copyright infringement claims, trials, appeals, and verdicts.

Jun 27, 2011

Copyright law can be easily applied to the music industry, as many of the current beats that are being used in modern pop hits can be traced to earlier recordings.

Cleveland disc jockey and former rap artist Orrin Lynn Tolliver, Jr. was recently awarded $1.2 million in a copyright case that took place in New York.

Jun 14, 2011

John Steinbeck is considered one of the great literary minds of his time, writing many books that have stood the test of time and represent American literature.

Jun 2, 2011

Commercial jingles are often used to help enhance the video portraying people using a certain product.

May 25, 2011

As the new movie "The Hangover: Part II" was set to be released around the world this week, an impending lawsuit was poised to derail the premiere. While the film was allowed to be released, the trial regarding a specific tattoo used in certain scenes was set to begin.

The opening of the trial in St.

May 13, 2011

Former file-sharing service LimeWire LLC and founder Mark Gorton recently agreed to pay $105 million to record labels in order to settle a copyright infringement lawsuit, The Wall Street Journal reports.

According to the news source, the settlement comes after Judge Kimba Wood ordered that the site be permanently shut down last fall due to charges of copyright infringement.

In a statement, LimeWire and Gorton explained that they were happy that the case had been completed, particularly since the fina