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elementary my dear watson
Genius Allegedly Caught Google Stealing Its Lyrics With an Ingenious Watermark
Pay close attention to the apostrophes.
Shirley Caesar Takes Legal Action Over the ‘U Name It Challenge’
“Greens, beans, potatoes, tomatoes …”
Hot Damn: Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson Sued Yet Again Over ‘Uptown Funk’ Copyright
Call the police and the fireman.
the blurred lines effect
‘Blurred Lines’ Appeal Backed by 212 Musicians
Danger Mouse, Jennifer Hudson, Tears for Fears, Hans Zimmer, and R. Kelly all signed the amicus brief.
Sparks $5 Million Class-Action Lawsuit
“At least five individuals knocked on Plaintiff’s door … and asked for access to Plaintiff’s backyard in order to ‘catch’ the Pokémon.”
Kesha Drops Case Against Dr. Luke
Kesha is “focused on getting back to work.”
Caitlyn Jenner Settles Lawsuit With the Family of Car-Crash Victim
Jenner’s conduct could not be proven “unreasonable.”
shake it off
T. Swift Being Sued For ‘Shake It Off’ Lyrics
An R&B musician claims he invented the phrase “Haters gonna hate” and Swift stole it. Um … OK.
Twitter Teaches Angry Actor James Woods the Meaning of
The company won’t be naming any names for the litigious loudmouth, either.
A Copyright Expert Explains the ‘Blurred Lines’ Ruling
When homage becomes theft.
Cosby Accuser Tamara Green Files Defamation Suit Against the Comedian
Because he and his legal team publicly declared her a liar.
crimes and misdemeanors
Hugh Hefner Calls Allegations Against Friend Bill Cosby ‘Saddening’
The LAPD investigation will involve a search of his house.
The LAPD Is Investigating Bill Cosby
For allegedly molesting a 15-year-old.
E. Alex Jung
Beastie Boys Sue Energy Drink Company for Using Their Music
Who knew MCA’s wishes would have to be honored so soon?
James Cameron Is Being Sued Over
But it has nothing to do with the whole Kevin Costner/”Dances With Smurfs” thing.
Beyoncé Sued for Bailing on Video Game
For $100 million.
Gets Involved in Lawsuit
Having to do with executive producers, production companies, and credit.
Extra Injured on Set of
She sustained “serious injuries and brain damage” on set. Yikes.