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The Vin Diesel franchise, xXx, faces a suit by a Chinese company that invested over $6M into a joint venture with The H Collective to support the fourth installation and future remakes. The Weiying Galaxy company was also supposed to acquire 100% of the foreign ticketing vendor’s derivative rights. The deal started in 2017, but...
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Netflix’s controversy around their movie, Cuties, is on-going. First, Netflix apologized after for the “admittedly inappropriate artwork.”   After it’s rollout, the film was the center of heavy criticism and petitions aiming the movie poster. A Texas grand jury is now threatening a lawsuit against Netflix under the state law forbidding “the lewd exhibition of the genitals or...
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Sony Music is counter-suing two musicians for the use of copyrighted images without approval. Sony claims that the artists are “pirating” their album covers, some 35 years old. The musicians, John Lyon and Paul Collins have filed a class-action lawsuit against Sony claiming that the music giant is not “systemically honoring termination notices.”  Under current...
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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s estate is arguing in court that Netflix’s Enola Holmes portrayal of an emotional Sherlock Holmes infringes on copyrighted material. The scriptwriter and director and Netflix are among the defendants listed. The Conan Doyle Estate contends that only it has the legal authority to show Holmes as sweet and caring toward his...
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The 2017 Kendrick track “LOYALTY” is under review by the courts for copyright infringement. The claim comes from Terrence Hayes, a producer, who claims that Kendrick lifted parts from his 2011 song. The lawsuit also names Kendrick’s producer and his label Top Dawg Entertainment and Josef Leimberg, his management team. The suit accuses Kendrick’s team...
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