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Nike Is Suing Skechers For Copying Its Sneaker Designs

Skechers might be the second biggest American sneaker brand, but it looks like they may be facing legal trouble for copying number one, Nike. …

Shoes

Spotify is being sued for $150 million over unpaid royalties

Musician David Lowery has filed a class action lawsuit against Spotify, claiming the streaming service knowingly distributes copyrighted content without license, <i>Billboard</i> reports. Lowery is seeking at least $150 million in damages for the illegal distribution of several of his songs.<p>Lowery's …

Spotify

Apple to pay €318 million following Italian tax fraud investigation

Following an investigation by the Italian tax office, Apple has been fined €318 million ($347 million USD) for moving funds to Ireland in order to avoid paying tax.<p>According to a report from Italian Newspaper La Repubblica, the company has agreed to pay the sum after months of negotiation. The …

The Big Bang Theory Song Sparks Legal Battle

Producers behind the TV series, which stars Kaley Cuoco and Jim Parsons, have been hit with a lawsuit from two women who claim lyrics from a poem …

Illinois Attorney General targets FanDuel and DraftKings

First it was New York. Now the Attorney General in Illinois says daily fantasy sports betting is illegal.<p>If it holds, the legal opinion issued Wednesday night would mean that FanDuel and DraftKings will need to stop accepting bets in the state.<p>"It is my opinion that daily fantasy sports contests …

Fantasy Sports

Oracle settles with FTC over Java’s “deceptive” security patching | Ars Technica

Commission faults Oracle's Java SE update process with making consumers' computers insecure.<p>Oracle received a public slap on the wrist from the US …

Java

Lil Wayne’s Lawyers Are Suing Him For $375,000 In Unpaid Legal Fees

1. Because bros have each other's backs.<p>Source:Getty 1 of 12<p>2. Because bros hit the stage together.<p>Source:Getty 2 of 12<p>3. Because bros tell each …

SoundCloud agrees legal settlement with PRS in time for Christmas

SoundCloud and PRS For Music have signed a settlement, bringing to an end their legal battle in time for Christmas – and even agreed a new …

SoundCloud

FTC Charges App Developers With Violating Children's Privacy Rules

Two app developers have agreed to settle charges with the Federal Trade Commission for allegedly allowing ad networks to collect data from children …

Youtube banned this powerful pro-life music video. Then the artist sued.

NewsAbortion<p>abortion , joyce bartholomew<p>NAPLES, Florida, December 18, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) – Joyce Bartholomew has always had a compassionate heart …

UPDATE: Brazilian Judge Shuts Down WhatsApp And Brazil’s Congress Wants To Shut Down The Social Web Next

UPDATE: WhatsApp came back online 12 hours into a court-ordered 48-hour blackout across Brazil for refusing to turn over data in an investigation, after a second judge ruled that “it does not seem reasonable that millions of users are affected” and suggested a financial penalty instead.<p>Overnight, …

Social Media

EPA Broke Law With Social Media Campaign

The Environmental Protection Agency broke the law with a social media campaign that crossed the line into lobbying and “covert propaganda,” according …

The daily fantasy sports industry: Regulate us

As DraftKings and FanDuel, the leading daily fantasy sports sites, battle New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman's and others' efforts to shut …

Justin Bieber Settles Legal Battle With Photographer

Walter Lee sued the Baby singer last year (14) alleging he had been left with serious injuries after he was struck by Bieber's Ferrari in Los Angeles …

Michael Jordan gives away $8.9M legal winnings

In this Aug. 21, 2015, file photo, former NBA star Michael Jordan smiles at reporters in Chicago. Spokespeople for Jordan and the Jewel-Osco …

The $5 million 'Blurred Lines' legal fight over the song's 'vibe' could permanently change the music industry

From the outside, the "Blurred Lines" lawsuit involving the family of Marvin Gaye, Robin Thicke, and Pharrell looks like a textbook copyright case.<p>In 2013, Gaye's family — protectors of a universally beloved soul artist — sued Thicke and Pharrell along with their label, Universal. The family …

Sam Smith

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Sean Parker's Marijuana Legalization Proposal in California Takes Center Stage

Whether it's founding Napster, guiding Facebook or investing in Spotify, Sean Parker has developed a reputation for pushing change forward, and now …

Short-lived streaming app Aurous settles with US record industry

By | Published on Thursday 10 December 2015<p>The man behind the briefly controversial digital music player Aurous has settled with the Recording …

Hudson council threatens legal action against critics taking to social media

While Hudson council has officially put people on notice that it will pursue legal action regarding the defamation of municipal staff on social media …

Marketers And Agencies Pledge To Avoid Piracy Sites

More than 30 marketers and ad agencies have signed a voluntary pledge to take "commercially reasonable steps" to reduce the risk of placing ads on …

Samsung vs Apple News, Reports: Legal Battle Leads To Samsung Paying $548 million to Apple, But Says It Reserves Right To Reimbursment

Posted by Staff Reporter (media@realtytoday.com) on Dec 07, 2015 09:57 PM EST<p>more big<p>The five year legal battle between Samsung and Apple has been a …

NFL

US President Calls on Silicon Valley to Join the Fight against ISIS

The 'Story of the Week' for November 22 was "Law Enforcement Challenges End-to-End Encryption & the Tech Industry's Response." Last night during US …

The FCC defended net neutrality from internet providers in court on Friday

This very same court has struck down the FCC's regulations twice before<p>On Friday, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) was back in court to defend net neutrality from cable, telecom, and wireless trade groups that are seeking to see the regulations overturned. Those industries sued the FCC …

Net Neutrality

B.C. liquor stores press for right to sell legal pot

One of British Columbia's largest unions has joined forces with private liquor stores to press for permission to sell non-medical marijuana in …

Cannabis