Kanye West Kills ‘Coinye’ Cryptocurrency

The creators of the cryptocurrency known as “Coinye” were officially shut down after receiving 84 court documents describing copyright violations from Kanye West’s legal team. Coinye, originally called “Coinye West”, a scrypt-based cryptocurrency that featured West’s face as its symbol,…

Beastie Boys Reveal Sad News For Fans

The Beastie Boys are done putting out new music. Michael “Mike D” Diamond revealed that he and Adam “Ad-Rock” Horovitz will never make new music again as the Beastie Boys after the death of fellow original band member Adam “MCA”…

Aereo TV Service Threatened by Supreme Court Case

In a case which alludes to the 1984 Betamax case, the pseudo-TV service Aereo is being threatened by a lawsuit from major cable companies. On Tuesday, the Supreme Court will start hearing arguments from both sides. Two years ago, Aereo…

Carly Rae Jepsen Lost Legal Battle, Plays Cinderella

Carly Rae Jepsen, the Canadian pop singer best known for her summer hit from 2012 Call Me Maybe, has lost a legal battle in which she was sued for plagiarism. Jepsen and her record company BMI have been ordered to…

Marvin Gaye Heirs Face Counterclaim in “Blurred Lines” Legal Battle

Robin Thicke’s summer hit, “Blurred Lines” has come under fire this week, and the heirs of Marvin Gaye definitely aren’t happy. According to the court documents filed on Wednesday, Gaye’s children allege that “Blurred Lines” is an ‘illegal rip-off’ of…

Grooveshark Settles Sony Lawsuit, Signs License Agreement

Grooveshark this week announced that it has reached a settlement with Sony/ATV over a long-fought copyright infringement lawsuit. Sony is one of four major music labels that have sued Grooveshark in recent years. As part of the agreement, Grooveshark and…

Webcomic Raises $100,000 and Posts this Image of a Lawyer’s Mother

Matthew Inman is the writer of a unique webcomic called, the Oatmeal. He was having a great time creating content for his comics when he began to notice them appearing in various places on the web without his permission. One…

Oracle’s Bid for Fair Use Ruling Shot Down

It was recently reported that the jury in Oracle’s case against Google for copyright infringement found that search giant did violate Java copyrights, but likewise were undecided on whether or not the manipulation of the Java APIs in question should…

Perfect 10 Sues Tumblr

A porn company called Perfect 10 recently sued microblogging platform Tumblr for copyright infringement almost five years to the day of the social network’s inception. Tumblr, host to over 46 million blogs, is also home to a spectacular amount of…

Jury in Google vs. Oracle Case Possibly Deadlocked

It would appear that the jury in Oracle’s case against Google regarding copyright infringement is possibly deadlocked, according to The Verge, due to a potential disagreement surrounding the concept of de minimis copying of protected content. Basically, this would mean…