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November 2013 Archives

Beastie Boys' "Girls" song pulled from use in advertisement

Copyright infringement laws protect the rights of individuals or companies when someone attempts to reproduce, distribute or use their original creation without permission. However, with the freedom of the Internet, copyright infringement laws become more and more complicated. It appears that anyone can sing a song or copy someone else's work and post their own version on YouTube or other websites.

Fan involved in contract lawsuit with television channel

Residents of Los Angeles, California, are probably used to hearing about legal disputes between television channels, movie studios and individuals such as actors and directors. Over the last few years, a different kind of contract issue has played out between a television fan and the television network Black Entertainment Television.

'Hatfields & McCoys' actor sues for injuries, alleged horse abuse

The award-winning History Channel mini-series "Hatfields & McCoys" was set in the late 1800s on the West Virginia/Kentucky border, but it was filmed in Romania. Unlike the members of the historic feuding families, of course, the actors weren't necessarily expert horseback riders. It's customary, therefore, for production companies to provide riding instruction and gentle, well-trained horses.

Fashion retailers engaged in trademark infringement lawsuit

Fab.com and JustFab have been entangled in a legal dispute over what is called a "confusingly similar name." JustFab filed a lawsuit during late October in U.S. Central District of California court requesting that Fab.com be prevented from marketing items that would directly compete with products sold by JustFab.

That wasn't your moment to post, claim Kim and Kanye

Kim Kardashian has chosen to share some of her most private moments with her fans. On her family’s reality television show “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” and the several spin-offs, including “Kim and Kourtney Take New York” and the several seasons when they took Miami too, she allows cameras into her home, her car and her life.