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By Eriq Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter On Wednesday, the entertainment giant beat a lawsuit claiming it was “stalling the next evolution of human transportation on this planet.” The Walt Disney Co. will no longer have to face a lawsuit over a man’s ambitious plan to launch a flying car after a Delaware court held that […]

Eriq Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter A federal judge previously ruled that Universal Music and Sony/ATV had to be “all in” or “all out” For the past year, there’s been an ongoing mystery in the music industry over whether Universal Music and Sony/ATV would withdraw their song catalogues from ASCAP and BMI. This is a big […]

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By: Eriq Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter Sherlock Holmes, meet 7th Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Richard Posner. In June, Judge Posner decided that much of the Sherlock Holmes canon was in the public domain. He ruled in favor of author Leslie Klinger, arguing that copyright has expired on most Sherlock Holmes story elements since all but ten of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle‘s Sherlock Holmes stories predate 1923. In […]