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US court stays case against Google digital library plan


September 18th, 2012 - 11:28 am ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 18 (IANS) A US appeals court has granted a stay on a case filed by the Authors Guild against Google until it decides on a trial court ... Read more...

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Madonna sued over ‘Vogue’ song


July 14th, 2012 - 4:08 am ICT by IANS
London, July 14 (IANS) Pop star Madonna is being sued by a record company that claims she used a sample of one of their hits in her 1990 song ... Read more...

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Jay Z in copyright lawsuit


June 21st, 2012 - 8:33 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, June 21 (IANS) Singer Jay Z has been sued for copyright infringement.The singer has been sued by author Patrick White of stealing portions of his writing ... Read more...

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Want to combat piracy? Go for John Doe order


May 25th, 2012 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Piracy is one of the major roadblocks in the growth of the Indian film industry - Bollywood itself loses Rs.4,000 crore every year because of ... Read more...

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‘Nikita’ lawsuit meritless: Elton John


April 28th, 2012 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
New York, April 28 (IANS) The representatives of singer Elton John have rubbished allegations that he has stolen the lyrics for his song "Nikita", insisting the lawsuit is completely meritless.Guy ... Read more...

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Elton John sued over ‘Nikita’


April 27th, 2012 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 27 (IANS) Singer Elton John is reportedly facing a lawsuit from a songwriter who accused the star of stealing lyrics for his track "Nikita".Photojournalist-songwriter Guy Hobbs is suing ... Read more...

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Professor fined $159 for plagiarism


March 27th, 2012 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 27 (IANS) A college professor in China's Luoyang city was fined $159 for plagiarizing the work of a former undergraduate student at Beijing Sport University, China Daily reported ... Read more...

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Chinese writers target App Store


March 20th, 2012 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 20 (IANS) Chinese writers are targeting Apple's App Store, saying it is infringing on their copyrights by offering pirated e-book versions of their work.A senior official of the ... Read more...

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Pakistan to reopen foreign offices to curb human trafficking


January 23rd, 2012 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 23 (IANS) Pakistan is likely to reopen its Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) liaison offices, closed down about a decade ago, in 11 countries in a bid to curb ... Read more...

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Hackers attack US government websites over Megaupload raids


January 20th, 2012 - 11:18 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 20 (IANS) The US government and entertainment industry websites have been crippled after the "hacktivist" group Anonymous launched a series of cyber attacks in retaliation for the closure ... Read more...

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Wikipedia to shut down website for 24 hours


January 17th, 2012 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 17 (IANS) Popular online encyclopaedia Wikipedia will voluntarily shut down for 24 hours Wednesday as a protest against internet piracy laws in the US. Co-founder Jimmy Wales said ... Read more...

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Man jailed for copying 10,000 novels


December 22nd, 2011 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 22 (IANS) A man in China has been imprisoned for 10 months and fined 50,000 yuan (about $7,890) for copyright infringement after he illegally downloaded nearly 10,000 online ... Read more...

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Cameron hit by lawsuit again over ‘Avatar’


December 20th, 2011 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 20 (IANS) Acclaimed filmmaker James Cameron has reportedly been hit by a $2.5 billion lawsuit alleging that he stole the idea for his 2009 sci-fi epic "Avatar".Contactmusic.com reports ... Read more...

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Apple gets setback in patent war


December 10th, 2011 - 1:55 pm ICT by IANS
San Francisco, Dec 10 (IANS) Apple Friday suffered a setback in its global patent war, as a German court ruled over its copyright infringement battle in favour of Motorola Mobility.The ... Read more...

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Haven’t done anything wrong in ‘Don 2′: Ritesh Sidhwani


November 16th, 2011 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) Shah Rukh Khan starrer "Don 2" has found itself in midst of controversies for copyright infringement from the original makers but producer Ritesh Sidhwani ... Read more...

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Obama fried chicken forced to change name


October 11th, 2011 - 12:13 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Beijing, Oct 10 (THAINDIAN NEWS) An eatery in Beijing has been forced to change its name after the American fried chicken giant Kentucky Fried Chicken threatened to sue. Three Chinese university students ... Read more...

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Chinese search engine signs deal with music giants


July 20th, 2011 - 8:34 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 20 (IANS) China's largest search engine Baidu Inc. has signed a deal to provide download music services from global music giants Universal Music, Warner Music and Sony Music.According ... Read more...

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Rihanna being sued over ‘S+M’ video again


June 25th, 2011 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 25 (IANS) Singer Rihanna is being sued by a photographer again over her "S+M" video, which he claims she stole from his work.The Barbadian singer was first ... Read more...

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No time or money for copyright, say Indian designers


May 4th, 2011 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) Designer duo Hemant-Nandita's hearts sink when they spot replicas of their clothes selling in markets like Chandni Chowk in the old quarter of Delhi, usually ... Read more...

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China customs seizes 4,500 fake items


April 22nd, 2011 - 10:51 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 22 (IANS) Around 4,500 counterfeit items worth 110 million yuan (nearly $17 million) have been seized in China by the customs department, officials said.The General Administration of Customs ... Read more...

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Court restricts cable operators from showing ‘Thank You’


April 7th, 2011 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Thursday restrained cable operators nationwide from distributing, telecasting and broadcasting the forthcoming release "Thank You" and/or otherwise infringing the copyright, ... Read more...

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Chinese writers reject copyright infringement apology from search giant Baidu


March 28th, 2011 - 6:18 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Mar.28 (ANI): Several Chinese writers have rejected an offer by country's most popular search engine, Baidu.com, in their ongoing dispute about alleged copyright infringements.Earlier, around 50 Chinese writers accused Baidu of ... Read more...

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Lawsuit filed claiming copyright breach by Cherl Cole


March 24th, 2011 - 1:34 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Mar 23 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The originality of Cheryl Cole’s hit “Fight For This Love” has been challenged.The Sun has reported that Wardlaw Banks and Peermusic have sued Cheryl Cole and ... Read more...

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Rihanna sued over S&M video


February 15th, 2011 - 9:19 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Feb 15 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Riahnna has been sued by celebrity photographer David LaChapelle for copying his work in her latest music video S&M.LaChapelle claims in his suit that Rihanna directly ... Read more...

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Girl vents ire on ex-beau’s images on Google


February 7th, 2011 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 7 (IANS) A teenage boy's ex-girlfriend posted "slanderous, defamatory and pornographic" captions on his pictures on the internet search engine Google.The boy's mother has sought advice from Google's webmaster help ... Read more...

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Nearly a quarter of web traffic consists of pirated content: Study


February 1st, 2011 - 3:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 1 (ANI): The illegal downloading or uploading of copyrighted material such as movies, music and TV shows accounts for almost one-fourth of global web traffic, according to a new study.It ... Read more...

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New weapon against Internet pirates to save movie industry


January 30th, 2011 - 6:36 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 30 (ANI): Two Ballarat computer scientists have written a program, which can act as weapon against Internet pirates.PhD student Robert Layton and researcher Prof Paul Watters, of Ballarat University's Internet ... Read more...

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Cuba raps Facebook, YouTube


January 16th, 2011 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, Jan 16 (IANS) Cuba has denounced online social network Facebook and Google-owned video sharing network YouTube for closing its account and censoring video links from the two websites.YouTube censored the ... Read more...

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Obama “Hope” poster copyright case settled


January 13th, 2011 - 2:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 13(ANI): An artist behind the iconic Barack Obama "Hope" poster and American news agency Associated Press (AP) have agreed to settle their copyright infringement claims.The case relates to a ... Read more...

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California man sentenced to four years in jail for criminal copyright infringement


December 15th, 2010 - 2:49 am ICT by BNO News
SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA (BNO NEWS) -- A 55-year-old California man was sentenced to four years in prison for running a company that engaged in selling copies of software and entertainment over the ... Read more...

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Allen takes legal action against newspaper group


November 30th, 2010 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 30 (IANS) Pop singer Lily Allen has taken legal action against a British newspaper group for publishing photographs of her new country home without prior consent.Her lawyers started proceedings against ... Read more...

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The Pirate Bay founders sentenced and fined over $6 million


November 27th, 2010 - 1:45 am ICT by BNO News
STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN (BNO NEW) — Three of the founders of file-sharing website The Pirate Bay on Friday were sentenced to 10 months in prison by a Swedish Court of Appeals, officials said.The ... Read more...

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Gawker ordered to remove Palin book excerpts


November 21st, 2010 - 3:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 21 (ANI): A federal judge ordered Gawker to take down excerpts the website posted from Sarah Palin's forthcoming book until at least November 30.The order, signed by Judge Thomas ... Read more...

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Amitabh to move court against copyright infringement


November 12th, 2010 - 4:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 12 (IANS) Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan seems to be irked by constant copyright infringements and the illegal use of his name for the promotion of products."I've called the ... Read more...

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MC Hammer Blasts Jay-Z In “Better Run Run”


November 2nd, 2010 - 7:20 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Nov 2, (THAINDIAN NEWS) It seems that rap-star MC Hammer, who is also known as King Hammer did not take Grammy Award-winning singer Jay-Z's slight jab at Kanye West's song ... Read more...

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