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Universal Music Sues Grooveshark for Copyright Infringement

New York - Major record label Universal Music Group has sued music download service Grooveshark, alleging that the site is offering pre-1972 Universal recordings for free,...

Court Orders Satellite TV Software Pirate to Pay $51 Million

Englewood, Colo. - A federal court in Florida has ordered a man who posted software online that helps users illegally receive satellite TV programming from DISH Network...

Swiss File-Swapper, Age 18, Gets 2-Year Suspended Sentence

Los Angeles - An 18-year-old Swiss woman has been found guilty of copyright infringement in connection with operating a file-sharing site, and given a two-year suspended jail...

BMI Lawsuit Alleges T-Mobile Ringback Tones Unlicensed

Los Angeles - Performing rights organization BMI has filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against wireless network operator T-Mobile USA (NYSE: DT), alleging the carrier has not properly licensed...

YouTube, Viacom File New Motions in $1 Billion Copyright Suit

Los Angeles - The $1 billion copyright infringement lawsuit pending from Viacom (NYSE:  VIA) against Google's (NASD:  GOOG) YouTube is ramping up, as both sides have...

Judge: Chicago Transit Authority Can't Ban M-rated Game Ads

Chicago - A federal judge has ruled that the Chicago Transit Authority may not ban advertisements for M-rated video games, saying the ads "promote expression that...

French Govt. Proposes Taxing Google to Fund Creative Sector

Paris - A new report by the French government proposes taxing the online ad revenues generated by Google (NASD:  GOOG), Facebook and similar portals, with the...

Justice Dept. to Lead Antitrust Probe of Comcast-NBC Universal

Washington - The U.S. Justice Dept. will take the lead in the government's review of Comcast's (NASD:  CMCSA) proposed $30 billion deal to take over NBC...

Studios Appeal Swedish Court Ruling on OpenBitTorrent Host

Stockholm, Sweden - A group of 13 Hollywood movie studios has appealed a decision by a Swedish court not to force ISP Portlane to bring down...

Conflicting Reports Emerge on Ticketmaster-Live Nation Deal

Washington - Shares of Ticketmaster (NASD:  TKTM) and Live Nation (NYSE:  LYV) rose Wednesday after a report by TheDeal.com cited unnamed sources as saying the Justice...