Dallas Buyers Club piracy punishment restrained in Australia

Last Friday, an Australian court asked the producers of the triple Oscar winner “Dallas Buyers Club” to limit penalties for those who are believed to have downloaded the film illegally. Earlier this year, the studio behind Dallas Buyers Club, Voltage Pictures, asked the Federal Court in Australia to let them acquire subscriber details, like the… Continue reading>

CNN and CBC face copyright infringement lawsuit over YouTube video

New Yorker Alfonzo Cutaia has reportedly filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against TV networks CNN and CBC for allegedly stealing his 31-seconder “Buffalo Lake Effect” video, which he uploaded on YouTube under “Standard YouTube License”. The complaint was filed in New York court. Cutaia told CBC about his concern; however, CBC told him that they… Continue reading>

Anish Kapoor alleges China of copyright infringement over “Cloud Gate”

As a country where piracy is rampant, China has another copyright infringement issue as the British-Indian sculptor Anish Kapoor has accused the country for illegally copying his Chicago sculpture Cloud Gate, which reflects the city’s skyscape. It was said that a city of Karamay in China has a new structure that has allegedly similar features… Continue reading>

Dr. Luke faces copyright infringement suit over Jessie J’s “Price Tag”

The American songwriter and record producer Lukasz Sebastian Gottwald, popularly known as Dr. Luke, encounters a copyright infringement lawsuit filed by New Old Music Group who reportedly claimed that the breakbeat in the Jessie J track “Price Tag” was taken from the 1975 song “Zimba Ku” written by the group’s president, Lenny Lee Goldsmith. According… Continue reading>

Facebook accused of video copyright infringement

Last April, Facebook announced that it acquired beyond 4 million views a day with its autoplay video feature introduced in 2013. However, this achievement has not made YouTube video creators happy, like Hank Green who reportedly pointed various claims at Facebook allegedly promoting copyright infringement by allowing users to upload YouTube videos without the creators’… Continue reading>

Warner Bros. triumphs copyright infringement case over ‘Entourage’

  Warner Bros. has reportedly won the copyright infringement lawsuit filed last August 6, 2015 in Moscow City Court against Russia over its movie “Entourage”. The entertainment company has also succeeded its application for an injunction against 16 Russian torrent sites which illegally distributed copies of the movie. This is the first time that a… Continue reading>

China joins the quest to smash online music piracy

      Having been confronted with enormous piracy problems, China is now on its step to stop music piracy. The National Copyright Administration of China (NCAC) reportedly confirmed that more than 2 million songs have been deleted from China’s online music platforms after the government’s warning to the country’s streaming music providers to stop… Continue reading>

UK Copyright Law views iTunes as illegal

Due to great revenue losses experienced by the music industry, the UK government with respect to the copyright legislation UK  has nullified the legality of private copying of copyrighted works without the copyright holder’s permission. “It is now unlawful to make private copies of copyright works you own, without permission from the copyright holder –… Continue reading>