Disney Enterprises Inc., Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. and four other movie studios accused the closed file-sharing service Megaupload.com of massive theft of intellectual property in a copyright-infringement lawsuit.
Google Inc. and Viacom Inc. settled Viacom’s $1 billion lawsuit claiming YouTube violated copyrights by letting users post video clips from television shows without authorization after a federal judge twice threw out the allegations.
Shirley Temple Black, the child actor who lifted America’s spirits and Hollywood’s profits during the Great Depression with tunes such as “On the Good Ship Lollipop,” then left the spotlight at 21 for a life of political service and limited celebrity, has died. She was 85.
Sony Corp.’s Sony Pictures Entertainment and three other Hollywood studios were sued by filmmakers and the estate of the late actor Charles Bronson over claims they underpaid royalties on home video sales.