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Megan Thee Stallion Shooting: LAPD Is Now Investigating Tory Lanez

Photo Credit: HOTSPOTATL / CC by 3.0 The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) is reportedly investigating Canadian rapper Tory Lanez for allegedly shooting Megan Thee Stallion in the early hours of the morning on Sunday, July 12th. For additional background, the shocking episode occurred after police were called to investigate an in-vehicle disturbance outside a […]

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California Churches Sue Over COVID-19 Singing Ban

An interior shot of a North Carolina church. Photo Credit: Debby Hudson Three California churches have filed a lawsuit against Governor Gavin Newsom over his state’s prohibiting singing in places of worship. On Monday, Governor Newsom responded to an uptick in his state’s total COVID-19 cases by reimplementing an array of lockdown measures and mandatory closures. […]

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YouTube Can’t Be Forced to Share IP Addresses, Email Addresses of Copyright Infringers, EU Court Rules

Photo Credit: Christian Wiediger The European Union’s Court of Justice has ruled that YouTube is required to provide rightsholders with the postal addresses of alleged copyright infringers, but is not legally obligated to disclose infringers’ IP addresses, email addresses, or phone numbers. The Court delivered the far-reaching ruling as part of a broader interpretation of […]

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Live Nation Accused of ‘Systemic Racism’ In Newly-Filed Discrimination Lawsuit

An employee has accused leading concert promoter Live Nation of “systemic racism” in a stunning new discrimination lawsuit. Candace Newman, a furloughed Live Nation tour manager, submitted the complaint to a California federal court, and DMN secured an exclusive copy of the corresponding filing. For additional background, the text indicates that Newman is African American […]

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Napster, iHeartMedia Dropped from Massive Streaming Collusion Lawsuit

In March, performance rights organization Pro Music Rights (PMR) filed a far-reaching lawsuit against an array of companies, including prominent music industry entities such as Apple, Spotify, Deezer, Pandora, iHeartMedia, and Rhapsody, over their allegedly colluding to create an “illegal cartel.” Now, Pro Music Rights has dropped Rhapsody (as well as its Napster music streaming […]

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Spotify Doubles Down on Fraud Allegations Against Indie Label Sosa Entertainment

The long-running courtroom battle between Spotify and independent music label Sosa Entertainment is raging on, as the leading music streaming service has elaborated on its far-reaching fraud counterclaims in a new filing. Spotify recently submitted the 70-page-long document to a Florida federal court, and a copy of the comprehensive text was shared with Digital Music […]

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Juice WRLD Estate Is Still Battling a Yellowcard Copyright Lawsuit

The estate of late rapper Juice WRLD is still battling a copyright-infringement lawsuit from Jacksonville, Florida-based punk-pop band Yellowcard. We first reported on the $15 million legal complaint in October 2019, shortly after Yellowcard submitted it to a California federal court. In brief, the plaintiffs allege that Juice WRLD used the melody from (and other […]