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2011-05-04 12:12:00

LOS ANGELES, May 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A coalition of artists in music and film have sued CBS Interactive Inc. and CNET Networks, Inc. for mass-scale copyright infringement today in Los Angeles federal court. This lawsuit is based on the defendants' direct participation in massive copyright infringement on peer-to-peer ("P2P") systems, such as LimeWire, that are used to copy and distribute songs, films and other artistic works. LimeWire and its principals have already been found...

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2011-03-09 07:53:19

The founder of LimeWire, a music file-sharing service that was shut down last year due to copyright infringement, settled a lawsuit brought by dozens of music publishers. The settlement covers more than 30 publishers, including Arista, BMG Music, EMI Group, Interscope, Sony Corp, Virgin and Warner Bros. The terms of the settlement were not disclosed. "A settlement was reached," a spokeswoman for the National Music Publishers Association told Reuters. "The parties worked hard to achieve a...

2011-03-07 07:00:00

BEIJING, March 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Youku.com Inc. (NYSE: YOKU), China's leading Internet television company, announced today it will join several of the world's leading Internet and media companies to support a collaborative set of principles that enable the continued growth and development of user-generated content online and respect the intellectual property of content owners. Youku has agreed to support the Principles for User Generated Content Services (www.ugcprinciples.com)...

2011-02-09 14:00:00

Former EVP Michael Huppe hails evolving SX as "eager champion of the industry's future" WASHINGTON, Feb. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- SoundExchange's Board of Directors announced today that long-time Executive Vice President and General Counsel Michael Huppe has been appointed as the nonprofit's new President. The decision comes as part of a planned leadership transition that began in mid-2010. Huppe's comments of acceptance positioned SoundExchange as "an eager champion of the...

2011-02-07 11:00:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SharedBook Inc., a provider of content transformation technologies has introduced AcademicPub (www.academicpub.com) to seven colleges and universities: Boise State University, Bowdoin College, Dartmouth's Tuck School of Business, Santa Monica College, Simon Fraser University, University of Texas-Austin, and Villanova University. AcademicPub allows educators to build custom course packs in real time, add content from a wide variety of resources,...

2011-02-04 08:02:00

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Ryan, the leading tax services firm in North America, with the largest transaction tax practice in the United States and Canada, today announced that on January 18, 2011, the Second District Court of Appeals of California ("Court of Appeals") filed its decision in the case of Nortel Networks Inc. v. Board of Equalization. At issue in this case was the taxability of certain "switch-specific programs" and process function software licensed by Nortel...

2010-12-16 12:21:00

In the news release, Copyright Lawsuit Filed Over 50 Cent Song 'I Get Money', issued Dec. 15, 2010 by Marks & Klein, LLP over PR Newswire, we are advised by the company that the name in the second paragraph, first sentence, should read "Young Caliber" rather than "Caliber" as originally issued inadvertently. The complete, corrected release follows: Copyright Lawsuit Filed Over 50 Cent Song 'I Get Money' NEW YORK, Dec. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- A copyright infringement lawsuit has...

2010-12-15 18:13:00

ARLINGTON, Va., Dec. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- BNA Books, a division of specialized news and information publisher BNA, announced today the publication of the November 2010 Supplement to Patent, Trademark, and Copyright Regulations. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090529/DC24463LOGO) The main volume of Patent, Trademark, and Copyright Regulations is a convenient loose-leaf compilation of all the intellectual property regulations found in C.F.R. Volume 37, plus extra...

2010-12-15 12:45:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- A copyright infringement lawsuit has been filed over rights to one of the biggest hit rap songs of recent years, "I Get Money," which was originally released as a single by recording artist Curtis Jackson, a/k/a 50 Cent, and subsequently re-released by various artists as a remix. Tyrone Simmons, a/k/a "Caliber," an aspiring 28-year-old rap artist from Atlanta, Ga., has filed suit in the United States District Court, Eastern District of New York...

2010-11-19 12:11:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 19, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Coalition Against Domain Name Abuse (CADNA) applauds the members of the Senate Judiciary Committee for passing the Combating Online Infringements and Counterfeits Act out of committee yesterday. Sponsored by Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and 17 others, the bill seeks to put an end to online content that infringes on intellectual property, such as websites pirating copyrighted material and selling counterfeit...


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