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Licensing Law: MediaMuv Charged With Stealing $20 Million in Music Royalties From YouTube

By Gary Symons TLL Editor in Chief Officials in Arizona have charged two men on allegations they defrauded YouTube of $20 million by falsely claiming they owned rights to more than 50,000 songs. According to… . . . read more

IP Management: Brainbase Licensing Suite Wins Major Award

Brainbase, the venture-backed company helping licensing teams optimize their partnerships from contract to revenue, this week announced it has been selected as winner of the Contract Management Solution Provider of the Year award in the… . . . read more

Licensing Law: ZAG To Give IP Pirates The Heave Ho

ZAG Creates Internal Anti-Piracy Department With Two New Hires The independent animation studio ZAG is establishing an anti-piracy department to protect the company’s intellectual property rights for its brands, content, and products in the global… . . . read more

Game Over! China Suspends New Licenses For Video Games

By Gary Symons TLL Editor in Chief China has upped the ante in its onslaught against video gaming, reportedly suspending the licensing of new video games. The move follows other recent policy changes in China,… . . . read more

Not So Fast: DOJ Sues To Block Acquisition of Simon & Schuster

By Gary Symons TLL Editor in Chief The US Dept. of Justice has filed suit to block the $2.2 billion acquisition of publishing giant Simon & Schuster by Bertelsmann, the parent company of its larger… . . . read more

Actor Zach Avery Pleads Guilty To $650 Million Licensing Fraud

By Gary Symons TLL Editor in Chief The Hollywood actor Zachary Horwitz—better known by his stage name Zach Avery—faces decades behind bars after admitting his role in a $650 million Ponzi scheme. Horwitz was charged… . . . read more

ESPN In Talks For $3 Billion Sports Betting Deal

The Disney-owned sports broadcaster ESPN is looking at licensing its brand to major sports betting companies, with a price tag of at least $3 billion. According to a report in the Wall Street Journal, ESPN… . . . read more

Legal Action Threatened Over Pic of Naked Man Chasing Pig

A German actor whose photograph of a naked man pursuing a wild boar went viral has said she might take legal action against a company that duplicated the scene for model railway enthusiasts. While hilarious,… . . . read more

AC/DC Launches Beer, Sex Pistols In Licensing Battle

There’s Anarchy in the UK, as The Sex Pistols’ guitarist Steve Jones and drummer Paul Cook are suing former band frontman John Lydon (aka Johnny Rotten) over the use of their songs in the upcoming… . . . read more

Not So Nice: Baron Cohen Sues Pot Shop

Actor and comedian Sacha Baron Cohen has filed suit against a Massachusetts cannabis shop for using an image of his character Borat on a billboard (pictured here) without his permission. According to documents filed in… . . . read more


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