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How Pandemic, Contracts Focus Intellectual Property Insurance on Intangible Assets

The demand for intellectual property (IP) cover has been increasing year on year as businesses become more aware of the threat not only to their own IP, but also the potential that they may face a claim of infringement by …

Supreme Court Hears Google’s Appeal of Oracle’s $8 Billion Copyright Claim

The U.S. Supreme Court appeared divided on Wednesday as it considered whether to protect Alphabet Inc.’s Google from a long-running lawsuit by Oracle Corp. accusing it of infringing Oracle copyrights to build the Android operating system that runs most of …

Adviser to EU Judges Says Online Platforms Not Liable for User Copyright Violations

Google’s YouTube and other online platforms are not liable when users illegally upload copyrighted works onto their platforms, but rightholders can ask for injunctions against the companies, a European Union Court of Justice adviser said on Thursday. EU judges, who …

Big Publishers Sue Digital ‘Emergency Library’ Offering Free Books During Coronavirus

Four of the country’s biggest publishers have sued a digital library for copyright infringement, alleging that the Internet Archive has illegally offered more than a million scanned works to the public, including such favorites as Toni Morrison’s “Song of Solomon, …

Judge Quashes Peloton’s Countersuit in Music Copyright Case

Peloton Interactive Inc.’s attempt to fire back at music publishers who sued the exercise bike maker for copyright infringement was quashed by a federal judge. U.S. District Judge Denise Cote on Wednesday dismissed Peloton’s countersuit, which alleged that a trade …

Supreme Court Will Hear Google’s Latest Effort to End Oracle’s Copyright Claim

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear Google’s bid to escape Oracle Corp.’s multi-billion dollar lawsuit accusing Google of infringing software copyrights to build the Android operating system that runs most of the world’s smartphones. Google has appealed …

Music Copyright Law in Search of New Standard for Infringement

Willie Nelson has famously said a country song is “three chords and the truth.” It might not be so simple anymore. A flood of lawsuits is threatening to upend that concept, making trivial similarities in songs the basis for a …

Amazon Sued by Publishers Claiming Audible Text Service Violates Copyright

Amazon.com Inc.’s Audible was sued by some of the top U.S. publishers for copyright infringement on Friday, aiming to block a planned rollout of a feature called ‘Audible Captions’ that shows the text on screen as a book is narrated. …

Judges May Be Reaching Limit with Copyright Profiteering by Pornography Sellers

Pornography producers and sellers account for the lion’s share of copyright-infringement lawsuits in the U.S. — and judges may have seen enough. The courts are cracking down on porn vendors that file thousands of lawsuits against people for downloading and …

Los Angeles Jury to Decide Damages Owed by Katy Perry for ‘Dark Horse’

A jury’s verdict that Katy Perry’s 2013 hit “Dark Horse” improperly copied a 2009 Christian rap song represents a rare takedown of a pop superstar and her elite producer by a relatively unknown artist, and sets up a battle over …