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Tina Turner has filed a lawsuit against Dorothea ‘Coco’ Fletcher, a tribute act based in Germany, for “looking too much like her in promotional posters that fans may mistakenly think the real Tina is involved in the show.” Germany’s Federal Court of Justice will not hear the case and decide whether Fletcher’s poster is too...
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Paramount Pictures has had a $20 million copyright infringement lawsuit brought against them by the Truman Capote Literary Trust rights retracted. The Trust initially filed the lawsuit claiming that copyrights to the film “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” had reverted to the Truman Capote Literary Trust since Paramount had not produced a new movie in time under...
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“Despacito” creator Luis Alfonso Rodríguez López-Cepero, Warner Music, Universal Music Latin Entertainment, Sony/ATV Music Publishing, and others were all named in a new lawsuit over copyright infringement by Steely & Clevie Production, a Dancehall label. The lawsuit alleges multiple songs of his feature sequences of beats and rhythms that Steely and Clevie created in 1989 in...
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Sony is suing television actor Kevin Butler and his talent agency for violating the Lanham Act for breach of contract. Sony claims that Butler used a character they developed for their commercials for a Bridgestone Tires’ feature. He is playing a Wii acting in style similar to his Sony character. The lawsuit claims Butler misappropriated...
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2 Live Crew, under the termination provision, is attempting to take back control of their catalog from Lil Joe Records, which purchased the Crew’s catalog in 1995 from their previous label. Under US copyright law, “creators who assign their copyrights to another party have a one-off opportunity to terminate that assignment and reclaim their rights...
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