Ringtones, part of a $729 million market for mobile phone downloads, should carry a royalty of 24 cents per item rather than a percentage of revenue, an appeals court ruled, rejecting a challenge brought by the recording industry.
Megaupload.com, a file-sharing website, was shut down as part of an alleged $175 million copyright infringement conspiracy, triggering an online protest that disrupted websites of the U.S. Justice Department and movie and music trade groups.
Internet-service providers including AT&T Inc., Verizon Communications Inc. and Comcast Corp. promised to take a more active role in fighting online piracy in an agreement with the entertainment industry announced yesterday.
Entertainment executive and litigator Kenneth L. Doroshow, who helped win a U.S. Supreme Court ruling granting video games First Amendment protection, has joined Jenner & Block LLP as a partner in the Washington office. He will be a member of the firm’s content, media and entertainment practice.
Warner Music Group Corp. and Sony Corp. , along with other owners of music labels, agreed during a trial to settle their copyright lawsuit against Lime Wire LLC and its founder, Mark Gorton , for $105 million.