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Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke are asking the 9th Circuit to give their “Blurred Lines” appeal another listen, after the court in March upheld a jury verdict that found the artists infringed on Marvin Gaye’s “Got to Give It Up.” The controversial verdict has been a hot-button issue in the music industry, as songwriters, artists […]

‘Black Panther’ becomes highest-grossing superhero film ever “Pacific Rim: Uprising” was the No. 1 movie at the box office this weekend, ending the five-week run of “Black Panther.” The sequel to to Guillermo del Toro’s 2013 film, “Pacific Rim,” which stars John Boyega, delivered an estimated $122.5 million overseas and $28 million domestically. Marvel’s “Black […]

Here is the latest in entertainment legal news. A roundup of entertainment law news, including two hushed holiday settlements. A West Virginia pharmacy owner says CBS newscasts maliciously made him the face of the West Virginia painkiller epidemic and put him out of business, according to a $15 million lawsuit filed in West Virginia federal […]

Check out the latest in entertainment news. The streaming giant argues it has every right to challenge Fox’s use of fixed-term contracts. If Netflix had its way, some of the brightest minds in the entertainment industry would be coming to work for the streaming giant. But there’s one big problem. Ask Iva Colter, the director […]

Check out the latest in entertainment news.  Gabrielle Union sued after BET upped the episode count to 20 in season four, claiming she was ensured a 13-episode per season maximum. Being Mary Jane fans are receiving an extra holiday gift this year, as the show’s star Gabrielle Union has reached a settlement with BET in […]

Check out the latest in entertainment news.  Sydney Holland claims a jealous Shari Redstone recruited staff to spy on her. Now that Sydney Holland is involved in the Sumner Redstone festival of litigation, it seems she intends to follow suit. Holland’s latest legal maneuver is an echo of one made by fellow Redstone companion Manuela Herzer in […]

Here is the latest in entertainment news. Capitol Records is taking its dispute with Vimeo to the high court. Capitol Records is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to consider a case that could send shockwaves through the music and digital industries. It all started with the fad of posting “lip dub” videos on Vimeo and similar sites. Users […]

Check out the latest in entertainment news.  Does selling a song to the public qualify as “publishing” it? Flo & Eddie of The Turtles may have settled their royalties row with SiriusXM — but their fight with Pandora wages on and is currently being reviewed by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. Howard Kaylan and Mark […]

The Washington Post, AP and others submit an amicus brief that argues the verdict will discourage the news media from correcting errors. After Rolling Stone magazine published its Nov. 19, 2014, article titled “A Rape on Campus,” its tale of a freshman student at the University of Virginia brutally gang raped, the Washington Postidentified major errors […]

Check out these tips for raising capital. Black and Latino entrepreneurs are struggling for capital access. Companies with all-white founders receive a higher median investment from venture capitalists, according to  research from CB Insights. In Silicon Valley, 83% of teams getting seed and Series A money are all white. CB Insights found that a mere […]