Mariah Carey accused again of copying 'All I Want for Christmas Is You'
Songwriter Andy Stone has filed a second copyright infringement lawsuit against Mariah Carey’s team claiming that her 1994 hit song “All I Want for Christmas is You" is in fact an unauthorized infringement of his 1989 release with the same title.
The action, filed on November 1st against Carey and her co-writer Walter Afanasieff and co-defendants Sony Music Entertainment, Kobalt Music Publishin
Music publishers sue AI startup Anthropic over copyright infringement
Universal Music Group (UMG), Concord Publishing, and ABKCO Music & Records have launched a lawsuit against Anthropic, accusing them of committing direct, vicarious, and contributory copyright infringement when training its AI chatbot, Claude.
The lawsuit, filed in the Nashville Division of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee on October 18, claims that Anthr
BackGrid sues Audacy for copyright infringement
BackGrid USA, a celebrity news agency, has filed a lawsuit against Audacy, a free broadcast and internet radio platform, alleging that it violated BackGrid’s copyrights in 21 pictures by posting them on its websites without authorization.
The lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, the location of Audacy's corporate headquarters in September. Audacy su
Elon Musk's social media platform sued for copyright infringement by marketing agency
Legal-marketing firm X Social Media LLC filed a lawsuit against X Corp (formerly known as Twitter), in a federal district court in Florida, alleging that the social media giant's new name and related marketing campaign violates its registered trade and service marks featuring the letter "X" constituting both unfair competition and a deceptive trade practice.
The plaintiff is situated in Winderm
Ed Sheeran to fight another copyright infringement battle over ‘Thinking Out Loud’
The long-running legal dispute about whether Ed Sheeran’s hit song “Thinking Out Loud” is a plagiarized version of Marvin Gaye’s legendary "Let's Get It On" remains ongoing.
A different group of plaintiffs presented their opening arguments at a federal appeals court on September 29, setting the stage for years of additional litigation and a decision that might resurrect the case against Sheeran
John Grisham, George RR Martin and several other authors sue OpenAI for copyright violations
Several artificial intelligence platforms are facing a slew of lawsuits from writers, visual artists, and source-code writers.
Most recently, 17 authors, including John Grisham, Jodi Picoult, and George R.R. Martin, are suing OpenAI, the company behind ChatGPT, for "systematic theft on a mass scale," the latest in a wave of legal action by writers concerned that artificial intelligence program
How the intellectual property is perceived around the world – a survey by WIPO
According to a major new survey on consumer perceptions of intellectual property (IP), two-thirds of consumers have a favorable view of the function that IP plays in their economies.
The findings of WIPO Pulse, the world’s first global survey of general awareness of and attitudes toward intellectual property, are based on responses from 25,000 (non-IP specialists) people aged 18 to 65 years old
Rolls-Royce sues cookware company for using its name in advertisements
UK-based Rolls-Royce has filed an intriguing lawsuit in a United States federal district court alleging that a cookware company is infringing on its well-known trademarks and causing its dilution.
The luxury automaker claims that One Source to Market, LLC d/b/a HexClad ("HexClad") is deliberately violating its trademark rights in the well-known and federally registered ROLLS-ROYCE word mark and
Australian artist Tank alleges online marketplace Temu of copying his designs
Australia-based artist Tank accused Chinese-owned online marketplace Temu of stealing his designs and selling them for a very cheap price.
Tank sells his small canvas print design titled Complexity of Being for A$275 on his website.
On Temu, however, an identical item is being sold by two different dealers for less than A$7, with one of them having already sold 500 copies.
In fact, the de
Comedian Sarah Silverman and others sue Meta & OpenAI over unauthorized use of their content
Over the past few months, content producers, artists, and publishers have accused Google, OpenAI, Meta, and other AI firms such as Midjourney of utilizing their content to train their models without getting permission from or being compensated for doing so.
Last month, Comedian Sarah Silverman, along with authors Richard Kadrey and Christopher Golden, acting on behalf of unspecified other plain
Fashion retailer H&M sues Chinese rival Shein in Hong Kong for copyright infringement
Chinese fast fashion retailer Shein is now facing yet another action for copyright infringement, this time filed in Hong Kong by Swedish retail giant H&M.
H&M accused Shein and Zoetop Business Co, the Hong Kong-based entity previously owned by Shein, of infringing its copyright-protected designs, including swimwear and sweaters.
According to Bloomberg, the lawsuit included details an
BTS’ Jung Kook accused of plagiarism in his new single Seven by American influencer, but some netizens disagree
Jung Kook, a South Korean singer-songwriter and member of the BTS band, trended on the internet earlier this month when he released his new song Seven, but he has been accused of plagiarism by a popular US-based TikToker who claims that the lyrics are copied from a video post by famous Vietnamese influencer So Y Tiet. Netizens are divided in their reactions.
American influencer Jarred Jermaine,
Mexican Government and three US-based designers accused Chinese fashion giant Shein of stealing designs
The Chinese fast fashion giant Shein is facing new copyright infringement allegations emanating from two different nations. The Mexican Government accused the company of copying indigenous art, and a lawsuit has been filed in the United States by three fashion designers blaming the company for stealing their clothing designs.
The Ministry of Culture of the Government of Mexico sent a letter
Twitter may sue Meta over its challenger app Threads
Twitter has threatened Meta with legal action following the successful launch of Meta's new Twitter rival, Threads.
In a letter dated July 5th, Twitter attorney Alex Spiro accused Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg of "systematic, willful, and unlawful misappropriation of Twitter's trade secrets and other intellectual property" in the course of creating Threads.
Spiro claimed that Meta hired dozens of
Nigerian court orders Coca-Cola to pay compensation for copyright infringement
Coca-Cola Nigeria Plc and it’s local bottler, the Nigeria Bottling Company (NBC), have been ordered by a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, Nigeria, to pay three million Naira (approximately USD 3,875) for copyright infringement of a person’s literary work, despite NBC’s argument that the works in question were not protected by copyright.
The plaintiff, Onilemarun, claimed in the lawsuit t
Nicki Minaj accused of idea theft for her upcoming song "Barbie World"
American rapper Nicki Minaj is accused of stealing the concept for her upcoming song “Barbie World” from other rappers Swaatie and Jason Martin.
Martin, popularly known as Problem, took to social media to express his displeasure.
Martin claimed that he and Saweetie wrote a song together, which they then sent to Minaj for a possible duet.
Instead of nurturing this triangle of talent, he al
American-Dutch coffee conglomerate Moccona maker sues Australia’s Vittoria over glass jar
The American-Dutch coffee conglomerate behind Moccona, Jacobs Douwe Egberts (JDE) and Koninkliijke Douwe Egberts BV (KDE), has accused Australia's Vittoria Coffee of copying Moccona's "iconic" shape of instant coffee in a glass jar.
The company sued Vittoria in Federal Court on the grounds that the latter was selling coffee in a glass jar that consumers might confuse for a Moccona product, whic
Ed Sheeran sued for ripping off Marvin Gaye’s classic ‘Let’s Get It On’
British pop superstar Ed Sheeran has been accused of plagiarizing Marvin Gaye's 1973 hit song Let's Get It On in his 2014 hit song Thinking Out Loud, but has denied the allegations in court arguing that similarities between the songs involve basic musical “building blocks” that are not protected by copyright.
The plaintiffs are the heirs of Marvin Gaye's songwriting partner Ed Townsend and incl
Family of Philippines’ late King of Comedy Dolphy sues Banayad Whisky for copyright infringement
The family of the Philippine’s late King of Comedy Dolphy Quizon filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against a liquor company for using his image on its products.
One of the actor's sons, Eric Quizon, warned the public against Banayad Whisky using the copyrighted image of his father in the packaging to drive sales.
Eric posted an image on Instagram of the whisky's promotional image, as we
Nexon sues creators of “Dark and Darker” game over copyright infringement
Japanese-South Korean video game publisher Nexon has filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against a gaming studio and creators, accusing them of stealing trade secrets.
The defendants in the lawsuit are Ironmace Studios, the developers behind the multiplayer looter Dark and Darker, Ironmace’s founder Terence Seungha Park, and Dark and Darker developer Ju-Hyun Choi.
The two Korean companies