New Trial Ordered In 'Stairway To Heaven' Copyright LawsuitA U.S. appeals court on Friday ordered a new trial in a lawsuit accusing Led Zeppelin of copying an obscure 1960s instrumental for the intro to its classic 1971 rock anthem "Stairway to Heaven."
Judge Frees 'Happy Birthday' Song Of Copyright ProtectionA federal judge is expected to sign off Monday on a settlement of the copyright case involving “Happy Birthday” and order that the ditty be placed in the public domain for use at no charge.
Band Survivor Sues Mike Huckabee For Using 'Eye Of The Tiger'The suit requests unspecified damages and that a judge order Huckabee's campaign to stop using the song.
PETA Sues To Give Monkey The Copyright Of Selfie PhotosA macaque monkey who took now-famous selfie photographs should be declared the copyright owner of the photos, rather than the nature photographer who positioned the camera, animal-rights activists contend in a novel lawsuit filed Tuesday.
Google Attorney Argues Against Actress' Copyright Claim In Anti-Muslim FilmA low-budget anti-Muslim film that sparked violence in the Middle East and death threats to the actors involved was compared with the likes of "Titanic" and "The Lord of the Rings" in a federal appeals court Monday.
Local Artist Sues Over Removal Of Venice Beach Street MuralVictor Henderson claims he helped to create the "Brooks Avenue Painting" on the building at Brooks and Pacific avenues in 1969, and was not consulted before its destruction.
Comedian's 'Dumb Starbucks' Shop In Los Feliz Ordered Shut Down It was a caffeine-charged Hollywood whodunit: Just whose bright idea was the "Dumb Starbucks" coffee shop that popped up and started serving free drinks from the corner of an otherwise uncelebrated strip mall.
Hurdle For High-Speed Rail: Where Is The Money?Court rulings this week cast doubt over the future of California's $68 billion high-speed rail plan and serve as a reminder of the biggest question facing the project.
Brown Signs Bill Protecting Reporters' Phone LogsGov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill requiring state officials to give journalists five days' notice before they issue subpoenas for telephone records.
Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines' Focus Of Copyright DisputeRobin Thicke is asking a federal judge to determine his song "Blurred Lines" doesn't copy from elements of two other songs.
Opinion: Romney's China Attacks On Obama Show Breathtaking HypocrisyRomney looks to come back from 47% don't pay taxes remarks and attacks on China trade. But Romney has so many vulnerabilities on China it is hard to understand why he would pick this issue.
Studios Sue Movie Streaming Service For Alleged Copyright InfringmentThe MPAA says Zediva claims it is like a brick-and-mortar DVD "rental" store and therefore not obligated to pay licensing fees to copyright holders.