Legal

On2 Settles Litigation Over Sale To Google

Eliminating what had become a headache in the wake of its agreement to sell itself to Google (NSDQ: GOOG) for $106.5 million, video compress…

Apple, Eminem Settle iTunes Rights Suit

Eight Mile Style, Eminem’s publishing company, and *Apple*, have settled a lawsuit Eight Mile filed over whether Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) had the…

AOL Sues Advertise.com Over Name

Advertising.com, Ad.com, and Advertise.com. Because AOL (NYSE: TWX) says it has extensively used and promoted the first two trademarks, it i…

Google, Yahoo And Microsoft Live On The Hill

The top legal officers from Google (NSDQ: GOOG), Yahoo (NSDQ: YHOO) and Microsoft (NSDQ: MSFT) are currently testifying in front of the U.S.…

Plagiarism By MSN India’s Content Partner

Content from a post by Melanie Phung on the “10 Years of Viagra Spam” was allegedly plagiarised by MSN India’s content partner India Syndica…

Play.com To Sell DRM-Free Music In UK

Play.com has unveiled a new DRM-free UK download store called PlayDigital that will sell tracks and albums in MP3 format from EMI and severa…

Scrabulous' Fate To Be Decided Today?

Hectic negotiations are underway between Hasbro, Scrabulous and Electronic Arts (NSDQ: ERTS), and one might either see the Kolkata based Aga…

On Startups And Copyrights

I’m not getting into the whole copyright vs copyleft debate, but pluggd.in gives the lowdown on copyright issues that startups (for that mat…

MPAA Sues Two Movie Link Sites

THe Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) filed the suits in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles against YouTVpc.com and Peekvid.com o…

The New Generation of Video Pirates

Oftentimes, it seems like the entertainment industry is going after the wrong copyright infringers: grandparents who didn’t know what the te…

Yahoo China Sued For Copyright Infringement

Yahoo China is being sued by music labels including Warner Music Group and Universal for providing links to unlicensed music, reports Reuter…

Morpheus Loses Case; Another P2P Domino Falls

The old peer-to-peer networks are gone, but the lawsuits linger on. A federal judge in Los Angeles has ruled against Streamcast, the company…

Talent Contracts: The New Deal

Hollywood Reporter has launched a new publication, called Hollywood Reporter Esq, covering the entertainment and media law, and the new webs…

Unlocking The iPod? Rights vs Content

I am not sure this would happen as smoothly as this B2.0 story on commerce/rights vendor Navio makes it out to be…but at least now we know…

Taxing Downloads: 15 U.S. States Now Do It

A News.com story/analysis shows that 15 states and the District of Columbia now tax downloads of music, movies and electronic books. Some hi…

Internet Firms Raise Capitol Hill Profile

An interesting story about how Internet firms are waking up and kickstarting their lobbying efforts in Washington DC. They risk being dwarfe…