Facebook and its Lawyers Slammed by Judge in Terrorism Suits
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Facebook and its Lawyers Slammed by Judge in Terrorism Suits

A federal judge slammed Facebook Inc., saying the social media giant might not be doing enough to deter terrorists from using its platform. U.S. District Judge Nicholas Garaufis in Brooklyn, New York, also accused Facebook’s lawyers — by sending a first-year associate to a hearing — of not taking seriously lawsuits with implications of international…

From “Stairway to Heaven” to “Damn Girl”: ‘Raging Bull’ Remains Center Stage in Copyright Fights
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From “Stairway to Heaven” to “Damn Girl”: ‘Raging Bull’ Remains Center Stage in Copyright Fights

Attorneys for Justin Timberlake and Will.i.am take a page from Led Zeppelin’s legal battle. Just two years after the Supreme Court changed the copyright game by holding in Petrella that time doesn’t necessarily bar all lawsuits, we’re already seeing the second generation of its effects. In a brief filed Friday, “Damn Girl” defense attorneys cite…

Red Granite Free of ‘Wolf of Wall Street’ Racketeering Lawsuit
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Red Granite Free of ‘Wolf of Wall Street’ Racketeering Lawsuit

Why plaintiffs dropped the suit remains unknown. Red Granite Pictures may still be under investigation by the federal government, but the company has one less legal nightmare to worry about now that a civil racketeering lawsuit has been dropped. Two Malaysian citizens spearheaded a putative class action against the company, along with principals Riza Aziz…

‘Sunday Ticket’ Customers Say NFL Illegally Restrains Broadcasts of Out-of-Market Games
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‘Sunday Ticket’ Customers Say NFL Illegally Restrains Broadcasts of Out-of-Market Games

The professional league’s motion to dismiss an antitrust lawsuit spurs clarification of what’s at stake. The NFL season is already in full force, but before the third week of games comes arguments in a California federal court why a judge shouldn’t dismiss an antitrust lawsuit against the professional football league. The plaintiffs in the consolidated…

Appeals Court Revives Lawsuit Against Dr. Dre Over Beats Headphone Royalties
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Appeals Court Revives Lawsuit Against Dr. Dre Over Beats Headphone Royalties

Steven Lamar alleges a 2007 deal entitled him to money from derivative versions of the original design. Beats Electronics, alongside headphones entrepreneurs Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine, must again contend with a lawsuit that claims former hedge-fund manager Steven Lamar has been shortchanged royalties. On Monday, a California appeals court reversed a decision that rejected…

BMI Rate Court Judge Rules Against Dept. of Justices 100 Percent Licensing Decision
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BMI Rate Court Judge Rules Against Dept. of Justices 100 Percent Licensing Decision

(ED CHRISTMAN – BILLBOARD) With the new ruling, fractional licensing is allowed under the consent decree the performing-rights organization operates under. In a surprise move, BMI’s rate court judge ruled on Friday that fractional licensing is allowed under the consent decree the performing-rights organization operates under, industry sources tell Billboard. In making that ruling, Judge…

From -Stairway to Heaven- to -Damn Girl- Raging Bull Remains Center Stage in Copyright Fights
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From -Stairway to Heaven- to -Damn Girl- Raging Bull Remains Center Stage in Copyright Fights

Attorneys for Justin Timberlake and Will.i.am take a page from Led Zeppelin’s legal battle. (Ashley Cullins / Hollywood Reporter) Just two years after the Supreme Court changed the copyright game by holding in Petrella that time doesn’t necessarily bar all lawsuits, we’re already seeing the second generation of its effects. In a brief filed Friday,…