Copyright

April 30, 2017 - 11:11 pm
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — They may not have lost themselves in the music or the moment but a judge and nine lawyers in a New Zealand courtroom did listen politely to Eminem's "Lose Yourself" as a copyright case involving the country's ruling political party got underway. The Detroit-based...
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FILE - In this Aug. 11, 2015 file photo, actress Laverne Cox attends the "Orange Is the New Black" FYC Screening at DGA Theater in New York. A hacker claims to have stolen the upcoming season of Netflix's hit series "Orange Is The New Black," and is demanding that the video streaming service pay an unspecified ransom to prevent all the new episodes from being prematurely released online. New episodes of "Orange" are scheduled for official release on June 9, 2017. (Photo by Scott Roth/Invision/AP)
April 29, 2017 - 3:28 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on a hacker releasing stolen copies of a Netflix series(all times local): 11:35 a.m. A hacker claims to have followed through on a threat to release several episodes from the upcoming season of Netflix's hit series "Orange Is The New Black." The hacker, which goes by...
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FILE - In a Wednesday, March 8, 2017 file photo, Ed Sheeran performs on NBC's "Today" show, in New York. A federal judge dismissed a copyright infringement lawsuit against Sheeran over his hit “Photograph” on Monday, April 10, 2017, after attorneys settled the case for undisclosed terms. Sheeran was sued by a pair of composers who said Sheeran’s song copied their song “Amazing.” (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
April 11, 2017 - 10:58 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A copyright infringement lawsuit over Ed Sheeran's hit "Photograph" has been settled. A federal judge in Los Angeles dismissed the case on Monday based on a request by attorneys for Sheeran and the composers of a song called "Amazing." The composers, Martin Harrington and Tom...
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German Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy, Brigitte Zypries, smiles prior to the weekly cabinet meeting at the chancellery in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, April 5, 2017. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
April 05, 2017 - 6:51 am
BERLIN (AP) — The German government is trying to encourage more open Wi-Fi hotspots across Germany by relaxing rules on businesses providing the wireless connection. Economy Minister Brigitte Zypries said her proposed law changes, adopted Wednesday by the Cabinet, mean business owners would no...
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March 30, 2017 - 1:04 pm
DETROIT (AP) — An Ohio man says Detroit rap-metal group the Insane Clown Posse and member Joseph Bruce used a poem he wrote without his consent. Stanley Gebhardt filed the copyright infringement suit Tuesday in federal court in Detroit. It seeks monetary damages and asks a judge to force Bruce and...
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March 28, 2017 - 4:53 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that annotations to Georgia's legal code can be copyrighted and that a nonprofit organization's copying and distribution of them isn't protected by fair use laws. Georgia in July 2015 sued Public.Resource.Org Inc. in federal court in Atlanta. The nonprofit...
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March 27, 2017 - 10:58 am
SENATE-SUPREME COURT Senate panel to meet on court nominee WASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate panel is meeting to consider President Donald Trump's nominee to the Supreme Court and Democrats are widely expected to delay a vote until next week. The Judiciary Committee is gathering at noon on Monday...
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March 21, 2017 - 3:13 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In a victory for television broadcasters, a federal appeals court has rejected legal arguments that sought to allow live TV on the internet. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Tuesday that an internet television provider cannot avoid copyright law by claiming it's a...
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