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ByteDance’s Douyin ordered to pay Tencent $4.4 million for copyright infringement

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ByteDance-owned short-format platform Douyin has been ordered by a Chinese court to to pay tech company Tencent over 32.4 million yuan ( $4.4 million) for copyright infringement.

Tencent sued Douyin after the show 'MOJIN: The Worm Valley' was leaked and disseminated on the platform. The movie, produced by Tencent Penguin Pictures, premiered on Tencent Video on August 30, 2021 and quickly found its way on Douyin.

Tencent filed a lawsuit against Douyin on September 22, 2021 in China’s Xi’an...

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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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US government shuts down online ebook platform Z-Library and charges two Russian nationals of copyright infringement, wire fraud and money laundering

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Two Russian nationals Anton Napolsky and Valeriia Ermakova were charged by a Federal Court in Brooklyn, with criminal copyright infringement, wire fraud and money laundering for operating Z-Library, an online ebook piracy website.

Napolsky and Valeriia Ermakova were arrested on November 3, 2022 in Cordoba, Argentina at the request of the United States. Z-Library operated as a complex network of approximately 249 interrelated web domains, according to the indictment. Those domains have been ...

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Paramount’s motion to dismiss in ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ copyright case is rejected by California court

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A US District court has denied Paramount's motion to dismiss in the 'Top Gun: Maverick' copyright case.

Paramount was asking the court to reject the claim filed by Shosh Yonay and Yuval Yonay, the heirs to the late Ehud Yonay, the author of an article in California Magazine that served as inspiration for the original movie 'Top Gun' released in 1986.

In a First Amended Complaint (FAC), Plaintiffs argued that asserts that the original 'Top Gun' was “derived from” the article as well as th...

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Milan Court rejects CloudFlare’s appeal regarding the blocking of BitTorrent sites

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A Court in Milan has dismissed an appeal by content delivery network CloudFlare against a preliminary injunction obtained by record labels, coordinated by the IFPI, requiring the platform to stop providing its public DNS service to three BitTorrent sites.

The case was initially filed by Italian anti-piracy group, FPM, alongside IFPI’s national group FIMI. The Court in Milan issued four months ago an interim injunction ordering Cloudflare to stop providing services for users to access three ...

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