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Swimsuit model sues Twitter for cropping and altering images without authorisation

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Can an AI system be sued for copyright infringement for cropping pictures? A swimsuit model associated with 'Sports Illustrated', Genevieve Morton, has filed in a Federal Court a $10 million lawsuit against Twitter, associated platform TweetDeck and Magic Pony Technology, a photo-algorithm company acquired by Twitter in 2016.

In the lawsuit she accused Twitter of using the "saliency algorithm to crop and alter the infringed images without Ms. Morton's authorisation," creating "an unauthoris...

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Emmanuel is a Washington, DC-based freelance journalist, blogger and media consultant, specialising in the entertainment business and cultural trends. He was the US editor for British music industry trade publication Music Week. Previously, he was the editor of Impact, a magazine for the music publishing community (2007-2009), the global editor of US trade publication Billboard (2003-2006), and the editor in chief of Billboard’s sister publication Music & Media (1997-2003).

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Donald Trump pleads ‘absolute immunity’ in the copyright infringement case filed by Eddy Grant

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Former US President Donald Trump has filed a motion to deny singer-songwriter Eddy Grant a copyright infringement claim, stating that the former President, and then candidate to re-election, benefited from “Presidential absolute immunity.”

Grant initially sued Trump for copyright infringement after his 1983 song “Electric Avenue” was used in a 55-second animated video created during the 2020 presidential campaign. Grant claimed in the suit that he never granted Trump or a...

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KC & the Sunshine Band’s Richard Finch sues EMI Longitude Music in an attempt to recover ownership of copyrights

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Richard Finch, ​who ​co-founde​d ​and played​ bass​ with KC & the Sunshine Band, ​is attempting to recover the rights to the songs he wrote or co-wrote with the ​R&B ​​group, including That's the Way (I Like It)​'​, ​'​(Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty'​, and ​'​Get Down Tonight​', among others​​. 

Finch​ filed a lawsuit against ​Sony Music​ Publishing​-owned EMI Longitude Music in ​the ​US District Court for the Central District of California as part of Section 203 of the US Co...

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Dr. Seuss Enterprises settle copyright infringement case with the makers of the Dr. Seuss/Star Trek mashup

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Dr. Seuss Enterprises (DSE), which represents the estate of the late American children's author Theodor Seuss Geisel, have reached a settlement with the makers of the Dr. Seuss/'Star Trek' mashup book 'Oh, the Places You'll Boldly Go!'.

According to a Federal Court filing in San Diego, the parties have agreed "to fully and finally resolve the remaining claims in this action and all potential claims between them arising from the facts alleged in DSE’s amended complaint by consenting to entry ...

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