Category: Entertainment

Sirius XM Radio’s Copyright Lawsuit

According to the Wall Street Journal, New York’s highest court is considering a copyright dispute between SiriusXM Radio and Flo & Eddie, Inc., the owner of The Turtles’ 1967 hit song Happy Together, as well as It Ain’t Me Babe and She’d Rather Be With Me. The case before the New York Court of Appeals [..]

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Major Music Piracy Website Owner Receives Prison Sentence

According to the Washington Post, the operator of a successful website offering downloads of pirated music has been sentenced to prison. Rocky Ouprasith, 23, used sites named RockDizMusic.com and RockDizFile.com as a file-sharing websites focused on pirated music. The Recording Industry Association of America reports that RockDizFile.com became the second largest site for pirated music [..]

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Motion Picture Association of America Wins $10.5 Million Lawsuit

The court has rendered a default judgment in the amount of $10.5 million in favor of the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) against the MovieTube websites. The MPAA claimed the defendants streamed pirated films. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Paramount, Warner Bros, Universal, Columbia, Fox and Disney are member studios of the MPAA. Together [..]

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Producer of Bones Files Lawsuit Against Fox

The television show Bones is one of Fox’s longest-running hour-long dramas. Barry Josephson, executor producer of the show, claims that he has been cheated out of his share of the profits. Last fall, Rupert Murdoch, Lachlan Murdoch and Peter Rice, some of the top 21st Century fox executives, joined the cast and crew of Bones [..]

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Sean Penn Files $10 Million Lawsuit

Sean Penn has had enough! The actor filed a $10 million defamation lawsuit in the New York Supreme Court against Lee Daniels, creator of the hit television show Empire. Penn claims that Daniels defamed his character in his interview with The Hollywood Reporter by falsely accusing Penn of hitting women when Daniels likened him to [..]

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