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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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For nonpayment, Chris O’Ryan, Justin Bieber’s vocal tech, filed a breach of contract lawsuit against Biber’s manager and JRC Entertainment, LLC, a Georgia limited liability company. O’Ryan seeks damages, a jury trial, promissory estoppel, and international interference with the contract. The claim alleges that O’Ryan’s 2018 agreement “simply entitled him to a point on any...
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After nearly going bankrupt, Angel Studios settled a lawsuit against Disney and Warner Bros Studios. The settlement helped Angel Studio “rise out of bankruptcy” and get their streaming service, VidAngel, back online. Angel Studio’s content is family-friendly and uniquely funded wholly through crowdsourced financing.  “Miracle after miracle after miracle,” said Jeffrey Harmon, who heads the...
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