#CopyRight?: Artist Sues Archer For “Stealing” Her Work

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Artist Michel Leah Keck is suing FX Networks for supposedly using three of her artworks without permission on its animated series Archer. Keck's suit names FX and Twentieth Century Fox claims copyright infringement, maintaining that her paintings appear in the office of Malory ... See the Rest

#CopyCat: Sam Smith Backs Down & Settles (Tom) Petty Dispute Over “Stay With Me”

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Guess everyone (including Tom Petty's lawyers) agrees that Sam Smith's "Stay With Me" sounds A LOT like Petty's "I Won't Back Down." In a statement given to Rolling Stone, Smith's reps acknowledge the similarities between the songs and "Stay With Me" is now co-credited to Tom ... See the Rest

Big Bucks 3: Daniel Morel vs Goliath (Getty Images)

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The trial of Daniel Morel vs. Agence France Presse and Getty Images is set to begin with jury selection on November 13 in New York. Dniel Morel, the well-known photojournalist, took dramatic, award-winning photographs in Haiti during the first moments following the January 12, ... See the Rest

Copy, Right?: Robin Thicke in Court Over “Blurred Lines”

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Robin Thicke and co-composers Pharrell Williams and Clifford Harris went to federal court in Los Angeles on August 15, seeking to preempt legal claims that "Blurred Lines" borrows too aggressively from late soul legend Marvin Gaye and the group Funkadelic. "Plaintiffs, who have ... See the Rest

Hey, Close the Curtains: “The Neighbors” Lose Their Lawsuit

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A New York City judge has sided with photographer Arne Svenson in a suit brought by a Tribeca family who were photographed in their home from across the street for his exhibit called The Neighbors. "While it makes the Fosters cringe to think that their private lives and images of ... See the Rest

Miss Thing Tried It With Elmo

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Here is the alleged piece that almost took Elmo down forever. His (and I use that pronoun loosely) name is Sheldon Stephens and he (again, loosely) is now 24 years old. Apparently Miss Sheldon has a rap sheet that consists of trying to pass bad checks, reckless driving, and ... See the Rest

How Dare They Sue Our Master

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The SalSoul Orchestra has decided to slap Queen Madonna with a lawsuit stemming from her 1990 smash hit "Vogue." Now, you may be thinking, "Girl, why the hell did it take these tricks so long to sue her ass?" I will tell you. The SalSoul peeps said that the samples aren't obvious ... See the Rest

Number Three

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Meet Fabian Zanzi, the third man to come forward and join in on the John Travolta-touched-me bandwagon. Fabian is accusing John of accosting him in 2009 aboard a Royal Caribbean cruise ship where Fabian was working. Fabian said that Travolta offered him $12,000 to have sex with ... See the Rest