Katy Perry ruled to have copied song from Christian rapper
Pop singer Katy Perry's 2013 single "Dark Horse" has been found by a federal court to have infringed on the copyright of a song by a Christian rapper.
YouTube content copycat gets called out
On YouTube, a crowded and competitive market, Creators would often come up with novel or even shocking content that would get them to blow up in popularity.
Carrie Underwood sued for stealing song
Country singer Carrie Underwood has been sued for allegedly stealing the song "Game On" that she recorded as the 2018 season theme song for NBC Sunday Night Football.
Xiaomi fires employee for lifting artist's work
Chinese electronics company Xiaomi has fired an employee for using an artist's work on a company website without permission. The image, which was used as the lead banner on Xiaomi Spain’s website, has been taken down and the company has admitted to being in the wrong and apologised to the artist, Peter Tarka.
America's Got Talent comedian recycles Andy Kaufman's classic skit
A comedian who appeared on America's Got Talent received plaudits for a skit, but there are strong similarities to an act from 1975.
Canadian fashion label says dress design copied, sold on Nordstrom website
A Canadian fashion label has said a design for one of its dresses was copied by another brand and sold on the websites of big retailers.
Chinese artist accused of ripping off Belgian counterpart
A Chinese artist has been accused by a Belgian painter of ripping off his works for years.
Chinese Artist Ai Weiwei sues Volkswagen
Artist Ai Weiwei is suing carmaker Volkswagen for featuring his artwork as a backdrop for one of their advertisements.
Alleged Japanese arsonist claims animation studio stole idea from him
The suspect who allegedly set fire to an animation studio in Japan has claimed that the studio stole an idea for a novel from him. The fire in Kyoto Animation's Studio 1 building has claimed at least 33 lives.
Lego's Jurassic Park set resembles a rejected fan submission
Toy company Lego, which has been accused of stealing an idea from a fan submission for a set it released in June, has defended itself by saying "great minds think alike."
Blackberry clause in request for proposal scares off PR agencies
A request for proposal from Blackberry with a particular clause is such a turn-off for public relations agencies that one agency has even refused to pitch to them.