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Twitch was recently hit with nearly 1,000 new copyright infringement takedown orders “over the use of copyrighted music played in the background of recorded VODs (on-demand videos).” Twitch apologized for the issues in November, writing in their blog, “over the last several months, we have done our best to manage this situation on behalf of...
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A Los Angeles Superior Court Judge announced that he would be looking over a 2018 case filed by Gary Goldman against Disney over “breach of implied-in-fact contract, breach of confidence and unfair competition.” Goldman was a writer on the film “Total Recall” and claims that the “animated hit film “Zootopia” was premised on his ideas.”...
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American XO is suing everyone behind the 2018 hit song, “Eastside.” The list includes: Benny Blanco, Halsey, Khalid, and Ed Sheeran, along with Universal Music Group, Interscope Records, and Friends Keep Secrets. The suit claims the defendants are guilty of copyright infringement over a distinctive guitar riff used in the introductions of both songs, “Loveless,”...
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Amazon Inc is making a big push into the entertainment field by acquiring MGM Studios in a deal worth $8.45 billion. MGM is one of the oldest studios in Hollywood, founded in 1924 when films were still silent. “According to CNBC, the acquisition is the second-biggest in Amazon’s history, just behind its $13.7 billion Whole Foods purchase in 2017.”...
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The recent sale of the Red Hot Chili Peppers catalog to Merck Mercuriadis’s Hipgnosis Songs Fund for $140 million prompted a lawsuit by former managers demanding a 16% commission from the sale. Although the former managers work for ‘Q Prime’ management company, the band, which had been working with the company since the 1990s, recently left before...
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