Music lovers in California likely associate 'A New Day is Here at Last" with the performer J.C. Davis, but they may soon find it difficult to not think of Justin Timberlake when they hear the jazz tune played on the radio. The instrumental was written by Perry Kibble in 1969, and the music publishing company that currently holds the copyright to it has accused Timberlake and former Black Eyed Peas member Will Adams of using parts of 'A New Day is Here at Last" without permission.
Immersion, a California software company, has filed legal complaints in a federal district court and with the U.S. International Trade Commission against the technology titan Apple Inc. At issue are responsive touch technologies within Apple iPhones that Immersion alleges bear substantial similarity to its patented haptic technology.
NBA fans in California may be interested to learn that there is a copyright infringement case involving Kobe Bryant's tattoos. At the center of the lawsuit is a basketball-themed video game called NBA 2K16. According to a company called Solid Oak Sketches, the makers of NBA 2K16 used copyrighted tattoo designs in the game without permission.
A California mechanic has petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to review his copyright dispute with DC Comics, which is owned by Warner Bros., over his construction and sale of Batmobile replicas. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit ruled against him in September 2015.