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.
Come Friday night, the baroque pop of Beach House will echo through Webster Hall. Victoria Legrand’s dusky, idiosyncratic voice soars over bandmate Alex Scally’s harmonic layers of sound to enrapturing effect.
With hopeful pilgrims camping out daily on West 49th Street for standing-room tickets to “The Book of Mormon,” Broadway’s biggest hit in years is poised to earn millions for its creators, producers and investors, according to financial statements obtained by Bloomberg News.
Walt Disney Co. and other movie and TV studios have asked a federal court to dismiss their copyright-infringement case against the file-sharing website Lime Wire LLC and its founder, Mark Gorton, according to a Nov. 7 court filing.
When Robert Lopez graduated from Yale College in 1997 with a degree in English, he moved back in with his parents in Greenwich Village and stayed for four years. To finance his musical-theater writing, he worked as a temp at drug maker Pfizer Inc ., among other gigs, during what he amiably calls “one big, dumb, idiotic crapshoot.”