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J.R.R. Tolkien estate threatens lawsuit over upcoming book featuring Tolkien as a character.

Literary “scout” sues over right to be paid for discovering “Twilight.”

Boarders bankruptcy petition lists creditors that include Sony Music Entertainment and Universal Music Group.

Congress wants to shut down “rogue” websites, but Verizon wants limitations.

MPAA’s top lawyer leaves to join Viacom’s antipiracy litigation department.

Ninth Circuit allows band No Doubt to pursue lawsuit against makers of game “Band Hero” for violation of publicity rights.

Warner Brothers selling movies as apps and bypassing iTunes location restriction, may anger Apple.

UK court confirms:  IP addresses are not people for purposes of copyright litigation.

Ninth Circuit case tests boundaries of publicity rights and the First Amendment.


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