Kendrick Lamar is being hit with a copyright infringement lawsuit for his 2017 song “Loyalty” (featuring Rihanna). The lawsuit was filed in late August in a federal district court in California. Music producer Terrance Hayes is suing Lamar and other music producers of the song, for copying Hayes’ 2011 song, which is also called “Loyalty.” Click on this article link to learn more.
Anas Abdin, who filed a lawsuit against CBS and Netflix for copyright infringement finally received a conclusion this appeal as the Second Circuit delivered a final opinion on the matter this Monday (August 17). The lawsuit alleged that CBS copied certain elements of his video game ‘Tardigrades’ in the television series ‘Star Trek: Discovery.’ Click on this article link to learn more.
Coral Castle, operators of a museum in southern Florida with the same name, filed a lawsuit last week against Epic Games, the makers of Fortnite. The initial complaint alleges trademark infringement, likelihood of confusion, bad faith, loss of sales and profits, unfair competition, trademark dilution, and more, along with a plethora of remedies requested. 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.
Apple is being sued by Korea-based patent firm FirstFace for patent infringement. Samsung is being sued by U.S. based data firm PACid for patent infringement as well. There are talks that both FirstFace and PACid might be patent trolls. Are Apple and Samsung being trolled by patent trolls? Click this article to find out.
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.