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The Fit Radio application icon is displayed on an iPhone, Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, in New York. In a federal lawsuit filed in Atlanta, Sony Music Entertainment and more than a dozen other record companies say Fit Radio, a music streaming service aimed at fitness enthusiasts, illegally infringes on their copyrighted recordings "on a massive scale." A representative of the Atlanta firm said in a statement Tuesday that it looks forward to "being vindicated by the court system." (AP Photo/Jenny Kane)
January 23, 2018 - 7:15 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Some of the nation's largest recording studios have joined forces in an effort to stop a music streaming service aimed at fitness enthusiasts from using songs by Beyonce, Justin Bieber, Green Day and other stars. In a federal lawsuit filed in Atlanta, Sony Music Entertainment and...
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FILE - This Jan. 28, 2015, file photo shows a laptop computer screen displaying the website of Alibaba's Taobao main site at an office in Beijing. China is criticizing recent moves by the U.S. government and Congress targeting the sale of fake goods and Chinese telecoms equipment. Among the Chinese online markets listed was e-commerce giant Alibaba’s online marketplace Taobao, which has struggled for years to shed its reputation as an Internet emporium for fake goods. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)
January 18, 2018 - 4:41 am
BEIJING (AP) — China on Thursday criticized recent moves by the U.S. targeting the sale of fake goods and Chinese telecoms equipment, saying Washington lacks "objectivity" in its approach to Chinese businesses. Separately, the foreign ministry sought to deflect accusations that China is requiring...
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November 29, 2017 - 4:12 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Rogue online gamers have designed, sold or used computer code to crush competitors playing the popular "Fortnite" survival video game, spoiling the experience and the creator's profit potential, the game's maker charges in a series of lawsuits. Cary, North Carolina-based Epic...
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FILE - In this May 2, 2017, file photo, music composer Jeff Bass leaves a courtroom in Wellington, New Zealand. The New Zealand court ordered on Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017, the nation’s main conservative political National Party to pay Eminem’s publisher 600,000 New Zealand dollars ($415,000) plus interest for breaching copyright by using a song similar to Eminem’s “Lose Yourself” in its campaign ads. The party used the song “Eminem Esque” 186 times during its successful 2014 election campaign before pulling the ad off the air. Publisher Eight Mile Style sued, saying the track was a rip-off of the rapper’s acclaimed 2002 hit. (AP Photo/Nick Perry, File)
October 24, 2017 - 11:42 pm
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — In a case that pitted Eminem's publisher against New Zealand's main conservative political party, a judge said the party breached copyright by using a song similar to the Detroit rapper's "Lose Yourself" in its campaign ads. High Court Judge Helen Cull on Wednesday...
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FILE - This undated file photo shows American author John Steinbeck, winner of the 1940 Pulitzer Prize for his novel "The Grapes of Wrath." Film remakes of "The Grapes of Wrath" and "East of Eden" fell apart because Steinbeck's late son and widow impeded the projects, the writer's stepdaughter told jurors in federal court Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017. (AP Photo, File)
August 29, 2017 - 10:57 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Film remakes of "The Grapes of Wrath" and "East of Eden" fell apart because John Steinbeck's son and daughter-in-law impeded the projects, the writer's stepdaughter told jurors in federal court Tuesday. Waverly Scott Kaffaga alleges that long-running litigation over the author's...
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August 01, 2017 - 11:16 pm
Reports say the Trump administration may use a rarely invoked trade law to compel China to crack down on theft of copyrights, patents and other intellectual property. The Wall Street Journal and New York Times reported Wednesday that U.S. trade officials are discussing ways to counter such piracy...
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July 18, 2017 - 12:03 am
CINCINNATI (AP) — A Cincinnati-area photographer is suing Procter & Gamble, saying the consumer products company didn't pay her for photos that appeared on Olay packaging worldwide. The lawsuit filed in federal court in Cincinnati by photographer Annette Navarro accuses Cincinnati-based P&G...
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FILE - In this Aug. 15, 1996, file photo, rapper Tupac Shakur attends a voter registration event in South Central Los Angeles. A music journalist has filed an infringement lawsuit against the creators of the new Tupac Shakur biopic, claiming that portions of the film are based on his interviews with the late rapper. Plantiff Kevin Powell claims in documents filed Friday, June 23, 2017 that “All Eyez On Me” borrows from articles he wrote and interviews he had done with Shakur in the 1990s for Vibe magazine. (AP Photo/Frank Wiese, File)
June 24, 2017 - 12:33 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A magazine writer has filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against the creators of the new Tupac Shakur biopic, saying that portions of the film are based on his articles about the late rapper. Kevin Powell says in the federal lawsuit filed Friday that "All Eyez On Me" borrows...
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FILE - In this Aug. 15, 1996, file photo, rapper Tupac Shakur attends a voter registration event in South Central Los Angeles. A music journalist has filed an infringement lawsuit against the creators of the new Tupac Shakur biopic, claiming that portions of the film are based on his interviews with the late rapper. Plantiff Kevin Powell claims in documents filed Friday, June 23, 2017 that “All Eyez On Me” borrows from articles he wrote and interviews he had done with Shakur in the 1990s for Vibe magazine. (AP Photo/Frank Wiese, File)
June 24, 2017 - 11:25 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A magazine writer has filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against the creators of the new Tupac Shakur biopic, saying that portions of the film are based on his articles about the late rapper. Kevin Powell says in the suit that "All Eyez On Me" borrows from articles he wrote and...
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FILE - In this April 15, 2012, file photo, Eminem performs at the 2012 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, Calif. A two-week trial that ended Friday, May 12, 2017, at the High Court in Wellington in the case in which music publishers for Eminem are suing New Zealand's ruling conservative political party for copyright infringement. The judge may not rule for months. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)
May 12, 2017 - 5:16 am
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Turn up the volume, the judge told the lawyers in a case involving an Eminem song: "I'm not shy of loud music." It was one of many incongruous moments during a two-week trial that ended Friday at the High Court in Wellington. The judge may not rule for months in the...
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