MPAA Ruling Gives The ITC Piracy Powers


MPAA To Go After Torrent Sites Overseas By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Although the MPAA has friends in Congress and the European Union that have managed to keep torrent sites like The Pirate Bay on the legal run, the industry trade organization wants more powers to combat piracy. Lobbying for … [Read more...]

Beastie Boys win $1.7 million in copyright case vs. Monster Beverage

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By Nate Raymond and Bernard Vaughan - NEW YORK (Reuters) Beastie Boys' fight for their right to not let Monster Beverage Corp use the hip-hop group's music without their permission resulted in a verdict of $1.7 million (1.01 million pounds) on Thursday. A federal jury in Manhattan issued the … [Read more...]

Screenwriting 101: Protecting Your Screenplay


By Brock Cooper (DoddleNews) There is nothing more exhilarating than finishing that polished screenplay and getting it out there for people to read, and hopefully make into a movie. While there are plenty of honest people in Hollywood, there are just as many people ready to steal your screenplay … [Read more...]

YouTube Vets Warn that Video Portal is No Friend to Content Providers


Diversifying to your own portal may be the answer By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Several high profile veteran YouTubers are warning that as 2013 comes to a close, the video portal that has provided for them not only an outlet for their creativity - as well as a fairly decent living - is no real … [Read more...]

Broadcasters Go After Aereo Clone FilmOn


Claims illegally retransmits broadcast signals online By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Lobbyists for Fox, NBC and ABC are in Washington DC, seeking an injunction in Federal court against Aereo clone FilmOn, which they claim illegally retransmits broadcast television signals by … [Read more...]

Litepanels Win LED Patent Case

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Competing overseas imports to be blocked without licensing agreements By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) The Litepanels Plutarchian battle against overseas competitors importing similar, and cheaper, lights into the United States has ended, with Litepanel being granted an injunction that blocks … [Read more...]

LitePanels Suing For A Technological Monopoly


LED Company could receive a largely Pyrrhic victory By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) "If we are victorious in one more battle with the Romans, we shall be utterly ruined." - Plutarch King Pyrrhus of Epirus waged a costly battle against the invading Romans and won.  But cost of his victory was so … [Read more...]

Hollywood Strikes Back by Suing Dish over Skipping DVR

By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) We all know the old saying .... those who do not learn from history are forever doomed to repeat it.  So when CBS, NBC and FOX filed suit in Federal Court against DISH Network saying that it's commercial skipping AdHop DVR violated copyright and breached their … [Read more...]

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