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Music superstar Enrique Iglesias wasn’t dancing around the point when he recently filed a lawsuit in Miami federal court against Universal International Music. The “Bailando” singer’s music has generated billions of streams for Universal, which he alleges has shortchanged him on royalties, according to the complaint filed by Miami attorneys at Stroock & Stroock & Lavan. Iglesias v. Universal International Music BV, 1:2018cv20283.
By Zach Schlein
A Miami, FL, federal jury ruled in favor of a Croatia-based production company in their trademark dispute with a titan of concerts, Ultra Music Festival.
By Zach Warren
Since the GDPR’s implementation, the “WHOIS” service by which the general public could search registration information, including names and contact info, has been largely in a state of flux. It’s now even tougher to find information, attorneys who work with domain registration say, which could concern entertainment and intellectual property holders who want to go after infringing websites.
By R. Robin McDonald
A federal judge in Atlanta called out attorneys in a nationally watched copyright case for their role in an “an all-out, knock-down, drag-out fight between the ‘800-pound Gorilla’ of the recording industry in one corner of the room vs. ‘Spinrilla’, the self-proclaimed ‘800-pound Gorilla of free hiphop mixtapes’ in the other corner.”
By Anthony J. Dreyer and Andrew Green
The majority of these recent amendments become effective on Dec. 28, 2018. Many of these reforms appear to be in direct response to concerns expressed in 2016 by the New York Attorney General (NYAG), yet the changes do not appear to be as sweeping as the NYAG had sought.