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Mobile game company targeted in copyright infringement suit

Recently, Riot, a major gaming software company with offices around the globe targeted another game developer in a California lawsuit. Riot alleges that Shanghai Moonton, the creator of Mobile Legends, engaged in copyright infringement when developing the game. According to reports, Mobile Legends is strikingly similar to Riot's game, League of Legends.

Journalist files copyright lawsuit targeting Tupac Shakur biopic

About 20 years ago, rapper, activist and actor Tupac Shakur took the world by storm with his unique and honest style of rap. Unfortunately, he blew out of this world as dramatically as he blew into it when he was gunned down in 1996. His legacy, however, has survived and in the eyes of many, it has even thrived.

A unicorn is supposed to be something you don't see every day

Unicorns are mythical beasts, so they're not just out there walking around, right? Unfortunately, it seems there is one too many unicorns in New York City these days, and a local coffee shop claims it is Starbucks' Unicorn Frappuccino.

Should the Register of Copyrights be a presidential appointee?

The U.S. House of Representatives recently passed H.R. 1695, the first step toward changing the reporting relationships of the Register of Copyrights. Currently, the Librarian of Congress appoints the Register. Under the Register of Copyrights Selection and Accountability Act of 2017, the Register would become a presidential appointee who would have to be confirmed by Congress.

Wrangling continues over copyright to 6 unreleased Prince songs

Just before the anniversary of Prince's death, a former colleague thrilled fans by promising to release six new, previously unreleased songs the artist recorded with him. Then, a federal judge issued an order that he refrain from releasing unreleased recordings made by Prince. The former sound engineer responded by posting one of the songs, "Deliverance," online and making it available for download.

Is Abbott & Costello's 'Who's On First?' protected by copyright?

During his confirmation hearing, Chief Justice John Roberts said that being a judge is like being a baseball umpire calling balls and strikes. He may get the chance to make the call on one of baseball's oldest and most venerated comedy routines, Abbott and Costello's "Who's On First?"

Beyoncé is being sued for sampling a New Orleans rapper

In her latest hit song "Formation," singer Beyoncé sampled the recorded voice of deceased New Orleans rapper Anthony Barré, better known as Messy Mya. Now the rapper's estate, primarily his sister Angel, is suing Beyoncé, as well as Sony Music and Jay Z.

Lawsuit alleges fashion retailers stole Forever 21's design

A lawsuit filed by Forever 21, a fashion retailer, suggests that numerous other fashion retailers have stolen a design idea that was "original" in the eyes of Forever 21. The lawsuit names C Luce as one of the defendants, with a number of other retailers accused as well. Forever 21 is alleging that given their company's reputation and success, it has been beneficial for the defendants to use their copyrighted design ideas. The clothing in question is protected by a copyright that was issued in 2013.

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