Wednesday, September 28, 2016 2:52 PM PT
By MATT REYNOLDS 

     LOS ANGELES (CN) - Actor Jared Leto does not own the copyright to a video posted by TMZ that showed him disrespecting pop star Taylor Swift, a federal judge has ruled. 

By TIM RYAN 

     WASHINGTON (CN) - A federal judge dealt "a significant blow" to an open government group's effort to wrest documents from six government agencies that opposed the publication of "No Easy Day," a Navy SEAL's book about the raid that killed Osama bin Laden. 

By MOLLY WILLMS 

     HELENA, Mont. (CN) - A prolific author investigating sexual-assault claims that scorched the University of Montana in Missoula has stumbled in his state Supreme Court bid for records access. 

By AIMEE SACHS 

     ATLANTA (CN) - An Atlanta judge ruled Friday that Bobbi Kristina Brown's boyfriend Nick Gordon is legally responsible for her 2015 death.

By DAVID LEE 

     FORT WORTH, Texas (CN) - A Texas elementary school teacher settled her lawsuit against an Australian business partner who she claims cheated her out of millions of dollars in royalties from the bestselling book trilogy "Fifty Shades of Grey." 

By DON DEBENEDICTIS 

     LOS ANGELES (CN) - Confirming a $5.8 million award to Bruce Willis, an arbitrator found the head of a movie production company "thoroughly non-credible" after his "eight month barrage of misrepresentation" about a film that died a week into shooting.

By JOSH RUSSELL 

     NEW YORK (CN) - A New York appeals court threw out Lindsay Lohan's complaint accusing video game makers of plundering her likeness in "Grand Theft Auto V."

By NICHOLAS IOVINO 

     OAKLAND, Calif. (CN) - A federal judge on Thursday tentatively approved an unlimited settlement fund for early-model Sony PlayStation 3 buyers whose ability to run the Linux operating system was undone by a software update. 

By MATTHEW RENDA 

     SAN JOSE (CN) - A federal judge thwarted attorneys' efforts to establish a class of plaintiffs that could sue Facebook for infringing on their privacy rights by sending information to third-party websites. 

By MARIA DINZEO 

     SAN FRANCISCO (CN) - A Nevada woman who was nearly killed by her online date can pursue failure-to-warn claims against Match.com, the Ninth Circuit ruled.

By HELEN CHRISTOPHI 

     SAN FRANCISCO (CN) - Makers of "World of Warcraft," "Grand Theft Auto V" and other video games must go to Delaware to fight a technology company's patent lawsuits after unsuccessfully trying to move the case to California.

By NICK CAHILL 

     SACRAMENTO, Calif. (CN) - A former porn actor who is suing a lawmaker and porn stars for submitting what he says are false arguments against a November ballot measure to require condoms in adult films accepted a judge's tentative ruling.

By MATT REYNOLDS 

     LOS ANGELES (CN) - The copyright claims against Jimmy Page and Robert Plant over "Stairway to Heaven" were not meritless or made in bad faith, a federal judge ruled, rejecting a music publishers' bid for $800,000 in attorney fees and costs.

By NICK RUMMELL 

     TRENTON, N.J. (CN) - New Jersey cannot allow sports betting at racetracks or Atlantic City casinos without violating longstanding federal law, the Third Circuit ruled. 

By MATT REYNOLDS 

     LOS ANGELES (CN) - NBA star Derrick Rose must face a civil trial against a woman who accuses him of drugging and gang-raping her with two friends, a federal judge ruled. 

By DON DEBENEDICTIS 

     LOS ANGELES (CN) - A federal judge reversed himself to give Lion's Gate Entertainment another chance to prove TD Ameritrade improperly used an iconic line from "Dirty Dancing" - "Nobody puts Baby in a corner" - in advertising. 

By MIKE HEUER 

     LAS VEGAS (CN) - Floyd Mayweather Jr. likes to flaunt his bling, but Las Vegas jewelers claim in court that the retired boxing champ owes them $1.4 million on a diamond necklace.

By GINA CARRANO 

     PHILADELPHIA (CN) - A Philadelphia cop claims in court that he was falsely accused of domestic abuse in a local ABC affiliate's story in the wake of his fiancée's suicide.

By DON DEBENEDICTIS 

     LOS ANGELES (CN) - A new lawsuit claims Jim Carrey illegally provided the prescription drugs his girlfriend took to kill herself, but the "Dumb and Dumber" star has blasted the allegations from the young woman's husband as a "heartless attempt" to profit from her death.

By DON DEBENEDICTIS 

     LOS ANGELES (CN) - A former evening news anchor for Estrella TV claims she was sexually harassed and ultimately fired when she complained about how the Spanish-language network mistreated her and other female employees.

By MARIA DINZEO 

     SAN FRANCISCO (CN) - A class of Twitter investors claims the company misled shareholders about its growth projections just before its stock prices plummeted.

By PHILIP A. JANQUART 

     BOISE, Idaho (CN) - A visual-arts center claims in a federal lawsuit that a vague and antiquated Idaho liquor law censures artistic expression and unconstitutionally chills free speech.

By JON CHOWN 

     SANTA MONICA (CN) - The company that claims rights to "For a Few Dollars More," "The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly" and "Last Tango in Paris" sued Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer this week, accusing it of "deception and false accounting perpetrated over decades."

By MATT REYNOLDS 

     LOS ANGELES (CN) - Reflecting the shifting landscape of the television industry, Fox claims in an unfair competition lawsuit that Netflix boldly poached two executives who were under contract at the studio.

By EVA FEDDERLY 

     RICHMOND, Va. (CN) - A pro-gun group sued Katie Couric for $12 million for allegedly manipulating interview footage with the group's members answering her questions in a documentary advocating gun control.

By DON DEBENEDICTIS 

     LOS ANGELES (CN) - The family of a pilot killed in a plane crash making the Tom Cruise thriller "American Made" in the mountains of Colombia sued several Hollywood production companies this week.

By ROSE BOUBOUSHIAN 

     (CN) - Songwriters for Madonna, the Pretenders, Cher and Christina Aguilera filed a federal lawsuit challenging the Justice Department's "draconian" new rule on song licensing.

By MIKE HEUER 

     Renowned artist Marco Sassone doesn't do lithographs, so he's sued a Las Vegas business and four men he says are selling faked and forged lithographs as his original works.

By JOSH RUSSELL 

     MANHATTAN (CN) - The heirs to an Henri Matisse painting lost during World War II have demanded in court that it be returned from the National Gallery of Art, London, along with $30 million in damages.

By ROSE BOUBOUSHIAN 

     CHICAGO (CN) - Maybe some things should stay low-tech. Hauling her smartphone-paired vibrator to federal court, an Illinois woman says the makers of We-Vibe are keeping tabs on users' most intimate data.

By KEVIN LESSMILLER 

     MEMPHIS (CN) - Rock and roll icon Jerry Lee Lewis claims in court that his son-in-law posted defamatory statements about the Lewis family on his Facebook page, including accusations of drug use and elder abuse.

By JACK BOUBOUSHIAN 

     CHICAGO (CN) - A hemp oil distributor sued NBC for $1 million, claiming an apology and correction aren't enough for a defamatory report that it sells "pot" and "medical marijuana."

By AIMEE SACHS 

     (CN) - A girls dance troupe claims in court that Donald Trump's presidential campaign broke an agreement by cancelling a performance and not allotting the group space to sell merchandise.

By DON DEBENEDICTIS 

     LOS ANGELES (CN) - After fans traded punches during the first Los Angeles Rams home games in 22 years, city officials said the team should help pay police who provide security, but talks "are going nowhere," a former councilman said, so he sued the city to see that it makes the Rams pay up.

By NICK RUMMELL 

     MANHATTAN (CN) - Ed Sheeran's hit love ballad "Thinking Out Loud" is a bit too close to the classic R&B tune "Let's Get It On," claims the family of the latter song's co-writer.

By DON DEBENEDICTIS 

     LOS ANGELES (CN) - A Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Jeffrey Gottlieb sued the Los Angeles Times and editor-publisher Davan Maharaj, claiming they effectively demoted him and forced him to quit due to "intolerable working conditions," age discrimination and its refusal to give him his share of prize money.

By MIKE HEUER 

     LAS VEGAS (CN) - A professional poker player known as the Flying Dutchman sued PokerStars on Tuesday in Las Vegas, claiming the "big fish" in online poker swiped his International Poker Rules.

From BUZZFEED 

     The social platform's temporary suspension of several Palestinian journalists' accounts is its latest "error," with no policy change in sight. Read more from Buzzfeed.

From THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER 

     The deals cover the iconic Tribune Tower in Chicago, the entertainment company's Los Angeles Times Square property and the Olympic Plant in L.A. Read more from The Hollywood Reporter.

From PSYCH, PUBLIC POLICY AND LAW 

     Rap music has had a contentious relationship with the legal system, including censorship, regulation, and artists being arrested. This study examines the impact of genre stereotypes on the evaluation of violent song lyrics by manipulating the musical genre (rap vs. country) while holding constant the actual lyrics. Read more from Psychology, Public Policy and Law.

From TECHCRUNCH 

     Starbucks debuted its first-ever original content series called "Upstanders" which aims to inspire Americans with stories of compassion, citizenship and civility at a time when our nation could use a reminder of our core values. Read more from TechCrunch.

From THE GUARDIAN 

     Norway's largest newspaper published a front-page letter to the Facebook CEO lambasting the company's decision to censor 'napalm girl' photograph of the Vietnam war. Read more from The Guardian.

From POYNTER 

     In recent months, as the company shed its publishing ambitions, Medium has launched a series of products aimed at luring news organizations away from industry-standard platforms such as WordPress with clean design, free hosting, no-hassle tech support and opportunities to monetize their audiences. Read more from Poynter

From BLOOMBERG 

     Viacom Inc.'s revamped board will meet next week to discuss strategic options, including the possibility of deals involving movie studio Paramount Pictures, according to people familiar with the matter. Read more from Bloomberg.

From THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER 

     Dismissal motions come in lawsuits over "This Land" and thousands of photographs donated to the Library of Congress. Read more from The Hollywood Reporter.

From FORTUNE 

     A Dutch website infringed copyright by posting links to copyright-infringing material on the Playboy website, Europe's top court has ruled. Read more from Fortune.

By THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER 

     According to an amended complaint, the 2013 film wanted to make heavy use of the anthem but couldn't thanks to a $100,000 price tag. Read more from The Hollywood Reporter.

From RECODE 

     An IRL chat with "Baywatch" director Seth Gordon. (Yes, "Baywatch" is going to be a movie.) Read more from ReCode.

From TECHDIRT 

     The fact that some 15 years after the CC movement started and the courts are still trying to bring legal clarity to the use of CC licenses is further proof that the law tends to lag far behind technology. Read more from TechDirt.

From RECODE 

     Swift is one of dozens of musicians who have attached their names to an open letter to Congress calling on lawmakers to rewrite legislation used by YouTube and other big web platforms that they say "threaten[s] the continued viability of songwriters and record artists to survive." Read more from ReCode.

From THE ASSOCIATED PRESS 

     China is restricting TV shows that use formats from abroad such as "The Voice of China," which is based on a Dutch talent show, in a move it says is intended to lead to more innovation and original programming among Chinese TV channels. Read more from The Associated Press.

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