A District Court Judge in Florida recently dismissed a lawsuit filed against Universal Music Group Latino and music artists Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee, and Erika Ender, alleging copyright infringement over the hit song “Despacito.” The lawsuit was originally filed in July 2019, but a federal judge issues a final opinion and order on the case last week. Click on this article link to learn more.
Five-time Grammy award-winning artist Maria Schneider, and Pirate Monitor, LTD. are suing Youtube, Google, and their parent company Alphabet, Inc. for willfully and knowingly allowing Youtube to operate as a platform where “billions of users upload videos that” infringe on copyrights owned by others, and that Google / Youtube / Alphabet has remained indifferent to the rights of copyright holders in their works. Click on this article link to learn more.
It looks like the Empire isn’t the only thing that strikes back. RedBox is counter-suing Disney after Disney hauled the kiosk company into court over resale of Disney movies. RedBox says they aren’t doing anything wrong, though. Read about it here.
An update on last week’s story regarding Epic Games lawsuits against cheaters who have hacked their game Fortnite Battle Royale.