Copyright Infringement

  • Airtel blocks 219 websites for infringing on Sony's World Cup 2014 telecast rights July 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Telecom major Airtel has told the Delhi High Court that it has blocked 219 websites which were allegedly infringing MSM Pvt Ltd's, formerly Sony, right to show matches of FIFA 2014 World Cup as the authorised broadcaster of the event in the Indian subcontinent. The websites blocked as...
  • Twitter to replace copyright violating tweets with takedown notice November 5, 2012

    New Delhi: With the view to be more transparent with the content posted by users, Twitter has introduced a new copyright policy that has made a change in the way Twitter responds to copyright complaints. Twitter will now withheld any copyright-infringing tweet with a takedown notice explaining it's being...
  • SAP to pay $20M to settle criminal charges September 15, 2011

    San Francisco: Business software maker SAP AG on Wednesday said it agreed to pay $20 million to settle criminal charges from the US Department of Justice against a now-defunct subsidiary, TomorrowNow. The subsidiary was accused of 12 counts of fraud and copyright infringement for stealing documents from rival Oracle Corp.'s...
  • Sanjay to host the next season of 'Bigg Boss'? June 30, 2011

    Sanjay Dutt may host the next season of 'Bigg Boss', while 'Delhi Belly's 'Bhaag DK Bose' runs into controversy yet again. ...
  • Website to pay $950,000 for Beatles piracy March 29, 2011

    Los Angeles: The owners of a California Web site that sold Beatles songs for 25 cents each before they went on sale legally through iTunes have agreed to pay the band's EMI Group label $950,000 to settle a copyright infringement lawsuit, court papers showed on Monday. A federal judge ruled last...
  • Lime Wire, music companies settle copyright case March 9, 2011

    New York: The operator of Lime Wire, a once-popular file-sharing service shut down last year for copyright infringement, has settled a lawsuit brought by music publishers. The settlement with Lime Wire LLC covers more than 30 publishers, including units of EMI Group, Sony Corp and Vivendi SA. The terms were not...
  • Oracle's win not seen dialing up phone lawsuits November 25, 2010

    New York: The record-breaking $ 1.3 billion verdict Oracle won on Tuesday in its copyright case against SAP sent shockwaves through the technology world, but observers said it was unlikely to have a direct impact on high-profile litigation over mobile devices. Over the last several months, major technology companies such as...
  • Google denies Oracle's Android copyright complaint October 6, 2010

    Bangalore: Google has denied Oracle's complaint of copyright infringement in development of Android smartphone software and asked a US court to dismiss Oracle's lawsuit, court documents showed. Oracle sued Google in August, alleging patent and copyright infringement in the development of the popular Android smartphone software. In its response filed on Monday...
  • China orders 15 websites to remove videos September 16, 2010

    Beijing: China's press watchdog has ordered 15 websites to remove videos which were unauthorised or had copyright issues. The 15 sites, including youku.com, ku6.com and video.baidu.com, took up more than 80 percent of the country's video market share, Wang Ziqiang, a senior official with the General Administration of Press and Publication...
  • Guitarist Joe Satriani sues Coldplay over plagiarism December 7, 2008

    Los Angeles: Rock guitarist Joe Satriani has sued British band Coldplay, accusing the Grammy-nominated stars of plagiarising one of his songs. Satriani's copyright infringement suit, filed on Thursday in Los Angeles federal court, claims the Coldplay song Viva La Vida incorporates "substantial original portions" of his 2004 instrumental If I...
  • Knight Riders taken to court for 'copyright violation' May 15, 2008

    Kolkata: Shah Rukh Khan's Kolkata Knight Riders were on Wednesday taken to court by Indian Performing Rights Society (IPRS) on alleged copyright infringement for playing songs of Hindi films at the Eden Gardens during Indian Premier League matches. Justice Sanjib Banerjee of the Calcutta High Court, however, refused to grant an...
  • Krazzy logic: In B'wood, copyright is right to copy April 10, 2008

    Director Rajesh Roshan’s soon-to-be-released Krazzy 4 is topping music charts for “item” numbers by Hrithik Roshan, Shah Rukh Khan and Rakhi Sawant. But it’s also hitting headlines for courting controversy. Not only is the film ripped off from a Hollywood flick, it's also facing a copyright infringement case for lifting...