- 'Modern-day pirate' Kim Dotcom's words now used against him Updated: Sep-26-15 2:19 pm
AUCKLAND, New Zealand - Prosecutors say Kim Dotcom and his colleagues sometimes reveled in their role as "modern-day pirates," discussed how to thwart the justice system, and joked that a judge would one day realize how "evil" they were.
- Judge frees 'Happy Birthday' song from copyright claims Updated: Sep-24-15 12:53 am
LOS ANGELES - In a gift to many musicians, movie-makers and other content-creators, a federal judge has found that the song "Happy Birthday To You" is entirely in the public domain.
- Court rules Batmobile is entitled to copyright protection Updated: Sep-23-15 4:24 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - Batman won't have to worry about Batmobile knockoffs after a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday the caped crusader's vehicle is entitled to copyright protection.
- PETA sues to give monkey the copyright of selfie photos Updated: Sep-22-15 10:55 am
A macaque monkey who took now-famous selfie photographs should be declared the copyright owner of the photos, rather than the nature photographer who positioned the camera, animal-rights activists contend in a novel lawsuit.
- Appeals court clears way for trial over dancing baby video Updated: Sep-14-15 8:20 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - A federal appeals court Monday cleared the way for a trial in a copyright lawsuit over a YouTube video showing a baby dancing to the Prince song, "Let's Go Crazy."
- Georgia countersued over distribution of law annotations Updated: Sep-14-15 7:59 pm
ATLANTA - A nonprofit organization sued by Georgia for copying and distributing the state's annotated legal code on Monday filed a countersuit claiming laws enacted by the Legislature cannot be copyrighted.