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Plaintiffs, members of a musical group called “Sly Slick & Wicked,” filed suit alleging that Dynatone and others collected royalties from the sampling of their song, “Sho’ Nuff” in 2013 and that plaintiffs were entitled to those royalty paym…

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Fryer and the Alliance for Water Efficiency collaborated on a study about drought. The Alliance worked on funding. Fryer circulated a draft of the report. The Alliance expressed concern with the methodology and sued Fryer under the Copyright…

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The Ninth Circuit affirmed the district court’s grant of judgment as a matter of law to Jay-Z and other defendants in an action brought by the heir to the Egyptian composer Baligh Hamdy, alleging copyright infringement in the song Khosara. J…

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The initial six-month agreement between LimeCoral and CareerBuilder specified that all graphic designs created for CareerBuilder would constitute the exclusive property of CareerBuilder and said nothing about renewal fees. After six months, …

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The district court erred in awarding attorney’s fees to Defendants in this case alleging various claims under Puerto Rico and federal law, including claims under the Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. 505.

Plaintiff sued Sony Corporation of America…