Paul McCartney sues Sony/ATV to reclaim rights to Beatles music

Business Jan 19, 2017

Paul McCartney sues Sony/ATV to reclaim rights to Beatles music

Former Beatle Paul McCartney sued Sony Corp.'s music publishing arm on Wednesday in a federal court in New York, seeking to get back the copyrights to music of his former band, court records show. Starting in October 2008, McCartney sent notices to Sony/ATV Music Publishing ...

Business Dec 4, 2015

China vows copyright protection for online news media

China will crack down on illegal reproduction of online news, the country's media watchdog said, days after an influential Chinese news magazine complained publicly about what it described as unauthorized republishing of its stories. China's government has long vowed to rein in intellectual property infringement, ...

Business / Tech Oct 23, 2014

Technology companies winning battle with 'patent trolls'

by Andrew Chung

For two decades, companies that buy software patents in order to sue technology giants have been the scourge of Silicon Valley. Reviled as "patent trolls," they have attacked everything from Google's online ads to Apple's iPhone features, sometimes winning hundreds of millions of dollars. But ...

Chinese authorities fine Fuji-Q copyright violator

National Aug 14, 2014

Chinese authorities fine Fuji-Q copyright violator

A local Chinese authority in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, has punished the operator of a spooky house for copyright violations involving Japanese amusement park Fuji-Q Highland in Yamanashi Prefecture, NHK reported Thursday. A fine of 275,100 yuan (¥4.5 million) has been slapped against the Chinese operator, ...

Business / Economy Apr 23, 2014

TV program exports lag South Korea's

Japan's television program exports in the fiscal year ending in March 2013 totaled ¥10.43 billion, far less than South Korea's ¥18.63 billion, according to government data. Rights to broadcast Japanese TV programs brought in ¥6.22 billion, accounting for 60 percent of the export total. The ...