From 2 Milly’s “Milly Rock” dance, to Backpack Kid’s “Flossing,” more and more artists are filing lawsuits against Epic Games over their emotes that replicate famous pop culture dances throughout modern history. Now, Carlton Banks himself, actor Alfonso Ribeiro, is also suing the game developer for their use of “The Carlton” dance in Fortnite Battle Royale. Click on this article link to learn more.
What does LL Cool J and Guerilla Union, Inc. have in common? Well apparently, it’s the use of the term “Rock the Bells” in conjunction with their musical works. James Todd Smith, the hip-hop recording artist commonly known by his stage name ‘LL Cool J,’ filed a lawsuit on Tuesday against the Guerilla Union, Inc. and its founder Chang Weisberg, the company that produces the ‘Rock the Bells’ music festival. Click on this article link to learn more.
After an extensive 17-year legal battle, thousands of freelance writers have finally reached a settlement against multiple electronic databases, newspapers, and magazine publishers. What could have happened for a lawsuit to take such a long time to reach a final settlement? Click on this article link to learn more.
With “Black Panther” due to hit DVD and Blu-ray in May 2018, the Walt Disney Co. is once again petitioning a judge to stop Redbox from reselling digital download codes to its films. This comes after a federal judge rejected Disney’s original request for an injunction that would have halted Redbox’s practice. Click this article for more.
In the recent year following the original release of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (also known as “PUBG”), many developers have rode on PUBG’s popularity, which resulted in a flood of games either imitating or directly copying the multiplayer online battle royal style. Well it seems that PUBG has had enough of the imitators, and is putting their foot down, in the form of a lawsuit, to try and solidify themselves as the sole multiplayer online battle royal game developer. Read the full article for more.
In response to an initial lawsuit filed in January 2018, Ed Sheeran filed a response on Monday against the plaintiffs Sean Carey and Beau Golden regarding their copyright infringement lawsuit regarding Sheeran’s song “The Rest of Our Life,” which is performed by Faith Hill and Tim McGraw. Check out this article for more information.
If at first you don’t succeed… try again. Gary Goldman, a screenwriter and owner of Esplanade Productions Inc., is suing Disney for the second time over their hit animated film, “Zootopia.” After unsuccessful claims of copyright infringement were dismissed in federal court last March, Esplanade Productions is now suing on the basis of breach of implied contract. Read about the developments here.
Walmart is getting no love from Uggs’ creator Deckers Outdoor Corp., and rightfully so. On Wednesday, February 14th, Deckers sued Walmart Inc. and Reliable Knitting Works in California federal court, alleging that Walmart infringed the Uggs trademark and patent by selling counterfeit versions of one of their popular boots. This isn’t the first time, either. Read about it here.
This is an update to a previous post covering the Waymo v. Uber case. After four days of trial, Waymo and Uber have reached a settlement regarding their trade secrets fight over driverless cars, sensors and technology. Read the update here.
On Monday, February 5th, oral arguments will begin for one of the most anticipated technology cases of the year. The Honorable William Alsup will preside over Waymo v. Uber. If you haven’t heard of this case, here is what you need to know. Read about it here.