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I ALONE GET SUED: LIGHTNING CRASHES ON EX-SINGER FOR BAND “LIVE” AS SUIT IS FILED FOR TRADEMARK INFRINGEMENT BY PROXY COMPANY OF FORMER BANDMATES

Vocalist/frontman Ed Kowalczyk started the band “Live” in 1991 with three other musicians. Friends in York, Pennsylvania, they had played under various combination until a 1991 contract with Radioactive Records saw them enter the studio under the new moniker. They also formed United Action Front Unlimited as a company to house the band’s new trademark … Continue reading

BEYONCE’S MOTION TO DISMISS DENIED IN VIDEO GAME LAWSUIT

Nerds in Court reported earlier this year about the lawsuit video game maker Gate Five brought against Beyonce relating to the game “Beyonce: Starpower” for $100 million. Gate Five alleges that they invested $7 million into the project which was being developed with Beyonce, when the star supposedly sought to get more money out of … Continue reading

CHINA DOESN’T WANT IT THAT WAY: BANS 100 SONGS FROM INTERNET

Yes, the internet is still tightly controlled in China, edited for content that does not fit with the official party line there. The Ministry of Culture recently published a list of 100 songs that were to be deleted from music download sites by September 15th or else any site owner in China will face the … Continue reading

DON’T LOOK BACK IN ANGER: OASIS BROTHERS LAWSUIT TO BE DROPPED

Last week Nerds in Court reported that former Oasis bandmates and current brothers Liam and Noel Gallagher were going to be in court over comments Noel made about Liam. Specifically that Noel had publicly stated that Liam pulled out of the 2009 V Festival because he was too hungover to perform. The long-running feud between … Continue reading

YOUTUBE SETTLES FOUR YEAR OLD LAWSUIT WITH 3,000 INDIE MUSIC LABELS

Rolling Stone has reported that Google-owned YouTube has resolved a lawsuit with ~3,000 independent music labels over licensing rights. Although the Big Four record labels already have a licensing agreement, YouTube has agreed to pay royalties to the National Music Publishers Association for each of the independent labels that sign up and have their music … Continue reading

OASIS BROTHER SUES OTHER OASIS BROTHER OVER HANGOVER COMMENT

Noel and Liam Gallagher, brothers who formed the core of band Oasis, have taken their sibling rivalry to new heights. Apparently last month Noel claimed that Oasis had to back out of performing at the 2009 V Festival because Liam was too hungover to go on stage. In response, Liam has filed a writ in … Continue reading

VAMPIRE WEEKEND SUCKS OUT OF LAWSUIT

Former model Ann Kirsten Kennis had filed a civil lawsuit against Vampire Weekend and VW’s record label, XL Records, for allegedly using her photo on the cover of last year’s VW album “Contra” without permission. The suit apparently sought $2 million. Last week the case was settled for an undisclosed sum and dismissed by court … Continue reading

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