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The Turtles, a rock band from the 1960s, was unsuccessful in their lawsuit against SiriusXM Radio seeking $5M royalties. The band members Howard Kaylan and Mark Volman are best known for their hit “Happy Together.” The ruling highlights the complex web of state and federal laws governing radio providers and recent changes to those laws....
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Netflix’s animated series Castlevania producer Adi Shankar sued the company and fellow producer Kevin Kolde over breach of contract. While claiming that he had a verbal agreement to continue to be involved in any spinoff projects, with a 33% compensation stake, Netflix announced a spinoff without naming the defendant as a producer. Shankar’s lawsuit claims Kevin Kolde...
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Sex Pistols frontman John Lydon lawsuit against his former bandmates, Steve Jones and Paul Cook, over his licensing of the band’s music for Danny Boyle’s FX adaption of Jones’s memoir, “Lonely Boy: Tale From A Sex Pistol.” The lawsuit dealt with a contract dating back to the 1970s that allows their music to be licensed with...
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Songwriter Kirk Johnston has filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against Nickelback, Roadrunner Records, Warner Chappell Music, Inc., and Live Nation over the band’s 2005 song “Rockstar.” Nickelback believes that the songs “are not substantially similar to an ordinary observer,” but a Judge feels otherwise. Johnston wrote his music in 2001, titled “Rock Star,” while he was...
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