Judge Rules KickassTorrents Founder Properly Charged With Criminal Copyright Conspiracy

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Artem Vaulin, awaiting extradition from Poland, can't convince the judge he's being charged with something — secondary copyright infringement — that's not a crime.

Judge Rules Milwaukee Flouted U.S. Constitution in Response to 'Pokemon Go' Craze

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A federal judge warns of censorship. The city didn't like the prospect of rare flora being trampled by game players. read more. THR, Esq. Business Tech Business THR Online

Judge Upholds Hulk Hogan's $140 Million Trial Victory Against Gawker

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The judge hears from the wrestler's attorney, who emphasized the importance of privacy. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Business THR Online

Judge Won't Let Kesha Escape Dr. Luke Contract

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Despite the pop star's sexual abuse allegations, the judge says it's not reasonable to "decimate a contract that was heavily negotiated." read more. THR, Esq. The Business Music Business THR Online Dr. Luke

Comic-Con: This Year's Convention Comes With a Judge's Gag Order

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With a trial looming, a judge expresses concern about what's being discussed on social media. read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Television Business THR Online Comic-Con 2017

Judge Overturns Jury's Verdict That 'Jersey Boys' Is a Copyright Infringement

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After nearly a decade in court, a Nevada judge decides that producers, writers and the director of the hit musical fairly used an unpublished biography.

Judge to Decide Vexing Question in Entertainment: License Needed to Show Body Tattoos?

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A judge lets Take-Two, publisher of 'NBA 2K,' seek declaratory judgment against the owner of a tattoo design featured on LeBron James' body. read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Television Business THR Online

Kesha's Amended Lawsuit Against Dr. Luke Rejected by Judge

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A judge rules it's too speculative what Sony might do and also denies her attempt at imposing California's seven-year limit on personal service contracts.

Cher Asks Judge to Dismiss Lawsuit Over Album Cover Typeface

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A graphic designer alleges his work was used for the singer's album "Closer to the Truth." read more. THR, Esq. Music Music Business THR Online

Judge Officially Confirms Relativity's Reorganization Plan

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The judge's blessing will allow the studio to move forward in releasing 'Masterminds,' 'The Disappointments Room,' 'Before I Wake,' 'Kidnap,' 'Strangers 2' and other films.

Roman Polanski's Victim Asks Judge to Dismiss His Criminal Case "As An Act of Mercy" To Her

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"Your courage as a survivor is noted," said judge Scott Gordon. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies THR Online Roman Polanski

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Judge Allows Fraud Claims Over Financing of Oliver Stone's 'Snowden'

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Vendian Entertainment allegedly concealed a principal who controlled the film company's purse strings. read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Business THR Online

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Judge Knocks Out Key Claim in 'Straight Outta Compton' Lawsuit

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Universal wins a First Amendment argument by getting a judge to dismiss a claim that Jerry Heller's likeness was misappropriated. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Business THR Online

Michael Jackson Tax Judge Allows Trial Testimony About Intellectual Property Mashups

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The judge is dealing with the issue of what — and how — a theoretical buyer would have paid Jackson for the right to use his name and image. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Music Business THR Online

Judge Upholds $25 Million Judgment Against ISP Over User Piracy

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BMG gets another win in a landmark copyright case, but won't be given the benefit of a permanent injunction. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Music Tech Business THR Online

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James Woods Gets Judge's Nod to Pursue Man Who Tweeted He Was a "Cocaine Addict"

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The judge makes a stunning reversal, denying the anonymous defendant's attempt to kill the lawsuit. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Television Tech Business THR Online

Judge Doesn't Want Google to Google the Favorite Books and Songs of Potential Jurors

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In a big copyright trial, a federal judge confronts a privacy dilemma. read more. THR, Esq. Tech Music Tech Business THR Online

Judge Rejects New "Blurred Lines" Trial, Trims Damages to $5.3 Million

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The judge has also ruled that Universal Music and T.I. should be held liable for copyright infringement. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Music Business THR Online

Judge Dismisses Sumner Redstone Health Lawsuit

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A judge rejects Manuela Herzer's petition in LA Superior Court. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Television Business THR Online

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Judge Lets 54 Sudanese Refugees Pursue Copyright and Fraud Claims Over Reese Witherspoon Film

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A judge says that what was said in taped interviews — later used as source material for a script — is creative enough. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Business THR Online

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Judge Agrees Broadcasters Have First Amendment Right to Refuse Advertisements

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SiriusXM wins a lawsuit against a dating company as a result. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Business THR Online

Judge Knocks Out 'Iron Man' Copyright Lawsuit

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The complaint alleged that the superhero's body armor was derived from another comic book. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Business THR Online

Judge Confirms Warner Bros Owns 'Superman' Rights

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However, the judge's ruling suggests that more litigation could be coming. read more. The Business Movies THR, Esq. Business

Taylor Swift's Expert on Types of Men Who Assault Women Rejected by Judge in Groping Lawsuit

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The expert's opinions on why victims of sexual harassment and assault don't always immediately report the crimes is still allowed. read more. THR, Esq. Music Music THR Online

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Skeptical Judge Gives 'Straight Outta Compton' Lawsuit One Last Shot

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manager Jerry Heller's lawsuit is troubled, says California federal judge. Former N.W.A. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Music Business THR Online

Roman Polanski's Rape Case Moves Forward As Judge Denies Motion to Dismiss

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The director wants to return to the U.S. with the assurance that he's already served his time for the crime. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies THR Online Roman Polanski

Will a Judge's Ruling Against CNN Make It Easier to Sue the Media?

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A defamation suit is allowed to survive in a defeat not only for the cable news network, but also for the MPAA. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Business THR Online

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Judge Allows Bid to Free "We Shall Overcome" From Copyright

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Arguments of originality and registration aren't enough to save the Richmond Organization and Ludlow Music from having to face a lawsuit. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Music Business THR Online

Johnny Depp's Former Managers Must Reframe Allegations About Actor's Spending, Judge Rules

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A fraud claim against the actor still stands. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies THR Online

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Judge Throws Out 'New Girl' Idea Theft Claims

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Two writers suing over the Zooey Deschanel show told the judge that they were once represented by a law firm representing the show's executive producer.

Aretha Franklin Judge Shows No R.E.S.P.E.C.T. for First Amendment (Analysis)

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Why a decision to block a film at the Telluride Film Festival marks a disturbing precedent. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Music Business THR Online

Judge's FilmOn Opinion Unsealed: "Congress Did Not Consider the Internet in 1976"

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A dispute over TV streaming illustrates how judges differ in their approaches to new technologies. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Tech Business THR Online

Judge Won't Pause VidAngel Injunction

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The site will seek emergency relief from the 9th Circuit. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies THR Online

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Judge Rules 'Krusty Krab' Restaurant Violates Viacom's 'SpongeBob' Rights

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According to opinion, consumers would likely be confused that the defendant's joint is officially licensed like the Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Business THR Online

Blake Shelton's Libel Claim Against In Touch Weekly Backed by Judge

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The feature's headline "The Real Story: REHAB for Blake" in itself supports a libel claim, the judge says. read more. THR, Esq. THR, Esq. Music Music THR Online

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Judge Allows Copyright Lawsuit Against Marvel Over 'Iron Man 3' Poster

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The body armor, though, is too common in the comic book or superhero genre. read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Business THR Online

Judge Allows for Possibility "Marilyn Monroe" Is Too Generic for Trademark

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A merchandiser is battling the Marilyn Monroe Estate in court. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Business THR Online

Sony Hack: Judge Allows Ex-Employees to Sue for Negligence

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Sony can't escape a claim that it failed to maintain adequate security measures in advance of a breach that exposed personal information. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Tech Business THR Online

Judge Trims Relativity's $1.5 Billion Lawsuit Against Netflix

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Ryan Kavanaugh's studio loses its trade libel claim against the streaming giant. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Tech Business THR Online

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Ethics Panel Says OK for Judge to Tweet — Within Limits

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A judicial ethics panel of the Massachusetts court system has determined that a judge may ethically maintain a Twitter account, but only within certain boundaries, and that a judge must be particularly cautious about selecting accounts to follow on Twitter. The opinion from the Massachusetts Committee on Judicial Ethics does not identify the judge, but […].