Month

April 2022
Equity, the performing arts workers union out of BBC, has launched a new campaign, “Stop AI Stealing the Show,” out of concern that the development of digital voice technology that uses samples of an actor’s voice or face to generate content like automated audiobooks, digital voice-overs, “synthetic” performances, and bring back to life deceased actors....
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International Manufacturing Concepts, Melomega music, and Sound Gems sued Justin Bieber and Dan + Shay over a copyright infringement. The suit alleges that Bieber, country duo Dan Smyers, and Shay Mooney “stole the core portion” of their song “10,000 Hours.” Additionally stated that Bieber’s song included samples from the 1973 song “The First Time Baby...
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Choreographer to Jennifer Lopez, Britney Spears, and Netflix movie Over the Moon. Kyle Hanagami sued Epic Games for copyright infringement over the “It’s Complicated” dance emote in Fortnite. Hanagami’s lawyers claim Fortnite presents a dancing figure that uses the same movements created and copyrighted by Hanagami. “Epic argued that the dance moves fell under free speech and that individual moves...
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Mickael Zieben and Patrice Adekalom, two French musicians, claimed that their song “How Is it Gonna Be” was copied by Calvin Harris in his 2017 song “Slide.” Zieben and Adekalom alleged Harris ripped off their work and are now requesting that they are awarded songwriting credits, recall of record sales, and $1M in damages from...
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In 2021, Jackass co-creator Bam Margera sued Johnny Knoxville, Paramount Pictures, and MTV for firing him from the franchise Jackass Forever film. This week, he requested the case be dismissed. In court, Margera’s previous lawsuit alleged Paramount Pictures wrongly fired him, and now the case is dismissed “with prejudice,” which means it cannot be re-filed. Also...
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