A banana taped to a wall may qualify as art, but as a copyright infringement lawsuit it should have been left to rot.
Musician Andy "Vince Vance" Stone claims that Mariah Carey's classic "All I Want for Christmas is You" infringes the copyright in his own song of the same name. Here's why he's wrong—and why the lawsuit never should have been filed.
In a 30-page order, the district court largely denies both parties' motions for summary judgment, finding triable issues on substantial similarity and fair use.
Just days after Dua Lipa was sued by a Florida reggae band, "Levitating" is the target of a second copyright infringement lawsuit, this time over the songs "Wiggle and Giggle All Night" and "Don Diablo."
A judge rules on a motion to dismiss copyright infringement claims brought by the co-creator of "Scare Tactics" against his former business partner and the producer of "Prank Encounters," another hidden camera prank/scare show.
While the summer of 2020 may go down as the season we vacationed indoors and tried to avoid breathing on each other, for the Ninth Circuit, it's been the summer of substantial similarity cases.
Taylor Swift's legal battles over "Shake it Off" are a good example of what can happen to an artist with a massively-popular hit single.
With yet another unpublished opinion—this time affirming a pleading stage dismissal—the court continues to create more questions than answers.
As the court reverses early studio wins in "The Shape of Water" and "Pirates of the Caribbean" cases, are dueling experts and lengthy litigation the shape of things to come?