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Model sues Jockey for below-the-belt business practices

Model sues Jockey for below-the-belt business practices

News   •   Aug 21, 2019 08:51 +08

​An underwear model is suing Jockey for using his image long after his contract with them expired.

Tara Reid sues producers over Sharknado slot machines

Tara Reid sues producers over Sharknado slot machines

News   •   Aug 20, 2019 08:47 +08

​Actress Tara Reid is suing the producers of Sharknado for using her image without her permission.

The cat-and-mouse game between politicians and musicians
Did Facebook copy its Libra logo from a fintech startup?

Did Facebook copy its Libra logo from a fintech startup?

News   •   Aug 12, 2019 16:34 +08

Two companies that engaged the same design company has resulted in one company accusing the newer one of stealing its logo.

Rap group sues YouTuber for copying decade-old song

Rap group sues YouTuber for copying decade-old song

News   •   Aug 06, 2019 08:27 +08

An American rap group called Flobots is suing YouTuber Logan Paul for copying their song.

Artists rally to accuse singer Chris Brown of copying their work in music video

Artists rally to accuse singer Chris Brown of copying their work in music video

News   •   Aug 05, 2019 08:23 +08

German artist Marius Sperlich has accused Chris Brown of copying his work in the singer's music video.

Katy Perry ruled to have copied song from Christian rapper

Katy Perry ruled to have copied song from Christian rapper

News   •   Aug 04, 2019 22:47 +08

Pop singer Katy Perry's 2013 single "Dark Horse" has been found by a federal court to have infringed on the copyright of a song by a Christian rapper.

YouTube content copycat gets called out

YouTube content copycat gets called out

News   •   Aug 02, 2019 09:19 +08

On YouTube, a crowded and competitive market, Creators would often come up with novel or even shocking content that would get them to blow up in popularity.

Carrie Underwood sued for stealing song

Carrie Underwood sued for stealing song

News   •   Aug 01, 2019 09:15 +08

Country singer Carrie Underwood has been sued for allegedly stealing the song "Game On" that she recorded as the 2018 season theme song for NBC Sunday Night Football.

Xiaomi fires employee for lifting artist's work

Xiaomi fires employee for lifting artist's work

News   •   Jul 31, 2019 09:13 +08

Chinese electronics company Xiaomi has fired an employee for using an artist's work on a company website without permission. The image, which was used as the lead banner on Xiaomi Spain’s website, has been taken down and the company has admitted to being in the wrong and apologised to the artist, Peter Tarka.

America's Got Talent comedian recycles Andy Kaufman's classic skit

America's Got Talent comedian recycles Andy Kaufman's classic skit

News   •   Jul 30, 2019 09:06 +08

A comedian who appeared on America's Got Talent received plaudits for a skit, but there are strong similarities to an act from 1975.

Canadian fashion label says dress design copied, sold on Nordstrom website

Canadian fashion label says dress design copied, sold on Nordstrom website

News   •   Jul 29, 2019 08:59 +08

A Canadian fashion label has said a design for one of its dresses was copied by another brand and sold on the websites of big retailers.

Chinese artist accused of ripping off Belgian counterpart

Chinese artist accused of ripping off Belgian counterpart

News   •   Jul 28, 2019 08:33 +08

A Chinese artist has been accused by a Belgian painter of ripping off his works for years.

Chinese Artist Ai Weiwei sues Volkswagen

Chinese Artist Ai Weiwei sues Volkswagen

News   •   Jul 27, 2019 16:29 +08

Artist Ai Weiwei is suing carmaker Volkswagen for featuring his artwork as a backdrop for one of their advertisements.

Alleged Japanese arsonist claims animation studio stole idea from him

Alleged Japanese arsonist claims animation studio stole idea from him

News   •   Jul 26, 2019 15:57 +08

The suspect who allegedly set fire to an animation studio in Japan has claimed that the studio stole an idea for a novel from him. The fire in Kyoto Animation's Studio 1 building has claimed at least 33 lives.

Lego's Jurassic Park set resembles a rejected fan submission

Lego's Jurassic Park set resembles a rejected fan submission

News   •   Jul 23, 2019 08:32 +08

Toy company Lego, which has been accused of stealing an idea from a fan submission for a set it released in June, has defended itself by saying "great minds think alike."

Blackberry clause in request for proposal scares off PR agencies

Blackberry clause in request for proposal scares off PR agencies

News   •   Jul 21, 2019 10:30 +08

A request for proposal from Blackberry with a particular clause is such a turn-off for public relations agencies that one agency has even refused to pitch to them.

Smaller fashion designers say they constantly get ripped off by big brands

Smaller fashion designers say they constantly get ripped off by big brands

News   •   Jun 12, 2019 08:49 +08

Independent fashion designers often complain of bigger brands ripping off their designs. And five of them gave concrete examples in an interview with BBC of their designs being copied by big companies.

Nike wins against photographer in 30-year-old photo copyright case

Nike wins against photographer in 30-year-old photo copyright case

News   •   Jun 11, 2019 08:46 +08

A photographer who is responsible for one of the most iconic images of all time has failed in his attempt to get the Supreme Court to listen to his case against Nike for copying his photograph.

Ariana Grande's copyright grab – too much, or justified?

Ariana Grande's copyright grab – too much, or justified?

News   •   Jun 10, 2019 08:42 +08

Singer Ariana Grande is on the wrong side of photographers after it was revealed she is forcing photographers at her upcoming concerts to sign over all the rights to their photos.