SUBSCRIBE FOR FULL CONTENT ACCESS: VIEW OFFERS
Connect with us

Litigation

Disney and the authors of ‘Predator’ agree to a settlement

Published

on

The Walt Disney Company's affiliate 20th Century Studios has settled out of court with James and John Thomas, the brothers who authored the screenplay to 'Predator', which became a movie in 1987, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger.

In a filing in a Los Angeles federal court, the two parties informed the court presided by US District Judge George Wu that they have reached an agreement and that they have dropped the copyright lawsuit. In December, the two parties had issued a notice informing the...

A paid subscription is required to read more.
Log in below, or UPGRADE / SUBSCRIBE.

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).

Collective Management Organisations

SUISA Digital slaps Snapchat with a copyright infringement lawsuit in Hamburg

Published

on

SUISA Digital — a Liechtenstein-based subsidiary of Swiss rights society SUISA — is suing short format platform Snapchat for copyright infringement.

SUISA said Snapchat "refuses" to pay authors and publishers for music represented by the music licensing organisation and used in videos on the Snapchat platform. As a result, SUISA Digital filed a lawsuit against Snapchat parent company Snap Inc. for copyright infringement in the Hamburg District Court.

Through its lawsuit, SUISA Digital "...

A paid subscription is required to read more.
Log in below, or UPGRADE / SUBSCRIBE.

Continue Reading

Litigation

Appeals court in California affirms Toni Basil is the sole author of the song ‘Mickey’

Published

on

United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in California has affirmed a previous ruling stating that Antonia Basilotta, known as Toni Basil, has full authorship of the song 'Disney'.

British company Stillwater had filed in District Court an action against Basilotta, seeking a declaratory judgment about her ownership of copyrights in certain sound recordings. Stillwater claimed that the producer on the track, Greg Mathieson had a right to co-authorship of the song.

However, the D...

A paid subscription is required to read more.
Log in below, or UPGRADE / SUBSCRIBE.

Continue Reading

Digital Economy

NetEase’s Cloud Music sued Tencent Music Entertainment for ‘unfair competition’

Published

on

Tencent Music Entertainment — China's largest music streaming company — has been sued by rival NetEase's Cloud Music for unfair competition and plagiarising of its app design, according to a Reuters report.

"We urge TME to immediately rectify its products and businesses and stop all behaviours of unfair competition," NetEase Cloud Music said in a statement on the Weibo social media platform.

Reuters said that the suit is centered around some features of TME’s suite of music streaming...

A paid subscription is required to read more.
Log in below, or UPGRADE / SUBSCRIBE.

Continue Reading

Trending