Amazon’s ‘Dead Ringers’ faces idea theft lawsuit
A producer has sued the production company Morgan Creek Entertainment for violating her contract by selling the project to Amazon.
In the lawsuit, Renee Tab, who runs Sentient Entertainment, alleged that she was not given credit or paid for her work on the upcoming Rachel Weisz comedy "Dead Ringers," which will be available on Amazon Prime Video.
The play features Weisz as corrupt twin gynec
Miley Cyrus sued for posting a photo of herself without photographer’s permission
Pop star Miley Cyrus is being sued for copyright infringement for posting a picture of herself on her Instagram that she didn’t have permission to use.
Photographer Robert Barbera sued Cyrus over her use of the picture.
He asserts that she shared the image to her Instagram account without his consent in February 2021.
According to Bloomberg Law, Barbera asserts that Cyrus profited finan
Copyright lawsuits pile up for Pandora with comedian George Lopez’s being the latest
The comedian George Lopez has launched a complaint against Pandora, alleging that the streaming service has violated his copyright. His claim has increased pressure on Pandora, which is already dealing with several copyright infringement lawsuits from other comedians.
The comedian claims that Pandora has streamed 37 selections from two of his albums - 2001's Right Now Right Now and 2003's Team
Malaysian company Cenergi SEA called out for stealing an idea pitched by design company Dxclusive
A government-linked Malaysian company is at the center of criticism for the alleged rip-off of a vendor’s design proposal for an exhibition.
Diana Chew, the founder of design company Dxclusive, proposed a few designs for Cenergi SEA Bhd’s booth for the International Sustainable Energy Summit 2022.
However, she was unable to take up the assignment due to pricing pressure from the company.
Why you should PitchMark your ideas before submitting them for Japan’s “Sake Viva!” campaign
The National Tax Agency (NTA) of Japan is asking its youth from the age group of 20 to 39 years to come up with business ideas to help revive the liquor industry. Of course, you should participate, but don’t forget to PitchMark your ideas.
The government believes that certain lifestyle and spending habit changes during the Covid-19 lockdown had drawn the youth away from drinking recreationally,
7-Eleven Singapore called out for copying images for its Hawker Fiesta campaign
7-Eleven Singapore is accused of copying images for its recent Hawker Fiesta 2022 campaign from creative studio 8EyedSpud’s artwork for Hawker Culture 2020.
8EyedSpud contacted the convenience store chain to notify them about the matter, and it was subsequently put in touch with the creative agency LH.M Advertising that 7-Eleven had engaged.
The advertising agency acknowledged the infringeme
Novelist John Hughes in hot water over plagiarism accusations
Sydney-based Australian writer-novelist John Hughes and his work "The Dogs" is under intense scrutiny these past few weeks due to allegations of plagiarism. The Guardian Australia investigated and found multiple similarities and identical instances from another literary work, Svetlana Alexievich’s The Unwomanly Face of War. The issue has caused Hughes' work to be removed from the longlist for the
Spanish beach body campaign used a model’s image without her consent
British model Nyome Nicholas-Williams has accused Spain’s Ministry of Equality of using her photo from Instagram and featuring it in their advertisement without her permission.
The ministry launched a summer campaign that features five diverse women chilling out on a beach to persuade women who are worried about their body looks and, therefore, avoid going to the beach.
The Institute for Wom
Dreamstime launches new tool to help, educate and persuade naive copyright infringers
Dreamstime, one of the world’s leaders in photo licensing, has introduced LicenseGuard, a proprietary copyright tracking tool that seeks to resolve disputes by offering cost-effective licensing as well as education.
The tool will use AI-powered scanning technology, cutting-edge image recognition algorithms, and human assessment to track, detect, and flag potentially unlicensed uses of the agenc
How independent creators or screenwriters can safeguard their original ideas and negotiate better terms with the film industry
The ongoing disruption in the film and television industry has changed the way movies are produced, distributed, and consumed. With the proliferation of subscription-based video-on-demand (SVOD) and Over the Tops (OTTs), the demand for original as well as regional content has increased enormously, which in turn has opened up a gamut of opportunities for independent creators.
Gone are the days w
Kim Kardashian’s skin care brand SKKN called out for similarities to two existing brand names - SKKN+ and SKN by LH
SKKN by KIM, Kim Kardashian's recently launched skincare brand has been accused of stealing its name from two already existing beauty brands SKKN+ and Lori Harvey's skincare line SKN by LH.
In July 2021, Kardashian’s legal team received a cease-and-desist from a company, Beauty Concepts LLC, whose owner Cyndie Lunsford claimed that she has been operating salons under
Did Nike really come up with the 'Ballin' concept, or was it Adobe Bryant who pitched it to them?
Graphic designer Landon T. Jones has filed an idea theft suit against Nike for stealing his design for the NCAA’s “March Madness” promotional campaign.
Jones, aka Adobe Bryant, claims to have pitched his idea to Nike’s marketing executive in April 2020 by providing a Dropbox link.
He further claims that the executive looked at the deck multiple times, but never contacted him to approve or re