Google Beats Oracle in $9.3 Billion Copyright Case

A federal jury found that Google’s use of Oracle’s copyrighted software in Google’s Android operating system was protected as a fair use under US copyright law. As a result, Google escaped being hit with damages that could have reached $9.3 billion.

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Soft Porn Heiress’ Troubled Business

Yolanda Signorelli von Braunhut, the heiress and widow of genius inventor Harold von Braunhut – who created “Wonderful World of AMAZING Live Sea-Monkeys” has been fighting a legal battle for years, she is so broke she often cannot afford heat or water at her palatial estate.

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Stairway to Heaven? Nope, to the Courthouse

Acid rock icons Jimmy Page and Robert Plant are going to have to face a jury trial on the question of whether one of Led Zeppelin’s most famous songs, Stairway to Heaven, was a rip-off of the song Taurus by the band Spirit.

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Live Long Enough, Get Your Copyright Back: Paul McCartney’s Story

As reported in Billboard, McCartney has 33 songs that are eligible for termination of transfer in 2018, including hits such as Back in the USSR, Blackbird, Hey Jude, Lady Madonna, Revolution, and Yellow Submarine. He has filed timely notices of termination with ATV, now owned by Sony; in 2018 when he’ll be 75 years old, McCartney will start getting the rights to some of his music back.

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Trademark Lawsuit is a House of Cards

Media Rights Capital Film attempted to get a trademark on “House of Cards” for a TV drama, gaming company D2 already has a trademark that could be construed to include entertainment in the form of a TV show. The drama continues.

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This Kitty is Roaring about Copyrights

Sheldon from Big Bang Theory (a scientist played by Jim Parsons) asks whoever is taking care of him to sing the song “Soft Kitty”. The song has become a TV hit that generates merchandise. And now there’s a copyright violation suit over it.

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Have you heard of Donald Drumpf?

John Oliver recently made Donald Trump the main story for an episode of his show, “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.” In the show, Oliver argued that opponents of Donald Trump need to separate the man, Donald Trump, from the “brand,” “Trump.”

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