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Sirius XM Wins Dismissal of Turtles Copyright Lawsuit in New York

Sirius XM Holdings Inc. on Thursday won the dismissal of a New York copyright lawsuit over the satellite radio company’s playing of older songs by the 1960s band The Turtles and other artists, reducing the size of a related settlement …

Beyonce Faces $20M Copyright Lawsuit in Louisiana from Youtube Star’s Estate

The estate of a late New Orleans YouTube star has filed a $20 million copyright infringement lawsuit against Beyonce over the use of his voice in her “Formation” video. The estate of Anthony Barre, who went by the name Messy …

Zeppelin Loses Fight over Legal Fees In ‘Stairway’ Copyright Case

Led Zeppelin may have won the copyright war over its creation of “Stairway to Heaven,” but it lost its battle this week to recoup nearly $800,000 in defense fees. Judge R. Gary Klausner ruled that the band’s songwriters, record label …

New York Playwright Seeks $20M in Damages Over ‘Barbershop’ Movie

A New York playwright filed a lawsuit on Monday claiming $20 million in damages and seeking to block Friday’s opening in movie theaters of “Barbershop: The Next Cut,” the fourth of a series of comedies that he claims rips off …

Florida High Court Rules Artist Can Sue UPS Over Lost Paintings

The Florida Supreme Court ruled unanimously Thursday that an artist can sue UPS in state court over two paintings removed from their shipping tube while in transit and sold by the company UPS contracts to handle its lost-and-found operation. The …

Federal Judge: Monkey Cannot Own Copyright of Selfie Photos

A macaque monkey who snapped clear, perfectly framed selfies that would have made the Kardashians proud still cannot own a copyright to the photos because it’s an animal, not a human, a federal judge in San Francisco said. U.S. District …

Washington Redskins’ Garcon Sues FanDuel Over Use of His Name, Image

Fantasy-sports gaming site FanDuel Inc. was sued by Washington Redskins football player Pierre Garcon over the use of his name and image, which he claims was done without his permission. The site, where people bet on the outcome of individual …

Florida-Based Psychic Network Sues General Mills Over ‘Miss Cleo’ Image

The South Florida company that owns the rights to the popular TV psychic “Miss Cleo” is suing General Mills alleging copyright infringement for hiring the psychic to promote its breakfast cereal. According to a complaint recently filed in federal court, …

Sirius XM to Face Class Action in Turtles Copyright Suit

A U.S. judge in California allowed a class action lawsuit to proceed on Wednesday against satellite-radio company Sirius XM Holdings Inc over the payment of royalties for songs produced before 1972, in a case that is being closely watched for …

Another Setback for Sirius XM in Turtles Copyright Case

A New York federal judge on Thursday largely rejected Sirius XM Holdings Inc’s request to reconsider her Nov. 14 decision in favor of members of the 1960s band The Turtles over the payment of royalties for songs made before 1972. …