(CN) - The European Commission has launched an antitrust investigation into Amazon's e-book distribution contracts with publishers amid concerns the deals stifle competition, regulators said.
(CN) - For the first time, the Federal Trade Commission has taken legal action against the creator of a board game who raised more than $120,000 through a crowdfunding site, but never produced a finished product.
LOS ANGELES (CN) - A federal judge Monday gave the Inflight music service for commercial airlines 20 more days to fight record companies' claims of copyright infringement.
PASADENA, Calif. (CN) - In a victory for Google, an actress cannot claim authorship over her five-second appearance in the movie trailer "Innocence of Muslims," the full 9th Circuit ruled, reversing its panel's "dubious and unprecedented" ruling on copyright law.
(CN) - A Maryland appeals court dealt Adnan Syed, the subject of the hit podcast "Serial," a significant victory Monday afternoon ruling the convicted murderer's case should be remanded to the Baltimore City Circuit Court for further proceedings.
SAN FRANCISCO (CN) - A federal judge improperly denied an artist the full amount of attorneys' fees she requested in a copyright battle, the 9th Circuit ruled Tuesday.
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (CN) - A Kansas man who sued the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to declare a documentary about Edward Snowden ineligible for an Oscar has voluntarily dismissed the lawsuit.
BROOKLYN (CN) - Actor Harvey Keitel sued E*Trade for $1.5 million, claiming it reneged on a deal to make him its spokesman.
MANHATTAN (CN) - Swapping out wood that rotted for a decade in a German museum scuttled the $1.4 million purchase of artist Cady Noland's "Log Cabin," a collector claims in Federal Court.
LOS ANGELES (CN) - The producer of "The Osbournes" TV show sued a company partly owned by Ozzy Osbourne's son, claiming it has no right to reboot the show or make a spinoff.
MANHATTAN (CN) - A Dominican musician who says he tamed the bawdy bachata claims a New York City radio host defamed him, and demands $5 million for it in court.
LAS VEGAS (CN) - A promoter for Wynn Resorts nightclubs raped a hotel guest after buying her drinks and locking her husband in a car, the couple claim in court.
BROOKLYN (CN) - Nine artists whose spray-paint artwork at the "Graffiti Mecca" known as 5Pointz in Long Island City was whitewashed to make way for a residential development have filed a federal lawsuit for punitive damages.
LOS ANGELES (CN) - Snoog Dogg sued Pabst beer Monday, claiming it owes him 10 percent of the $700 million sale of the company attributable to its Colt 45 brands, which he endorsed.
LOS ANGELES (CN) - Rock band Falling in Reverse's lead singer Ronald Radke on Monday sued a woman who he claims defamed him by falsely accusing him of rape.
MANHATTAN (CN) - British music publishers conspired to deprive an American company of its share of rights in the classic pop song, "These Foolish Things," a lawsuit in New York County Supreme Court claims.
CHICAGO (CN) - When negotiations to license Jim Belushi's name for a Chicago comedy club broke down, a club manager maligned the actor, he claims in court.
(CN) - Lil Wayne stiffed a special effects company for more than $85,000 for services and equipment used by the rapper during a series of 2013 concerts, a lawsuit claims.
LOS ANGELES (CN) - Murder charges against Suge Knight stem from a disagreement with Dr. Dre over Knight's financial interest in the movie "Straight Outta Compton," according to a wrongful death lawsuit against them and others.
LAS VEGAS (CN) - A founding member of The Commodores sued two former bandmates, claiming they are using Commodores Entertainment for their own financial gain at the company's peril.
TACOMA (CN) - A warehouse worker for glass artist Dale Chihuly's company stole $3 million worth of art to support his drug habit, prosecutors say.
MANHATTAN (CN) - Zara's past scandals for clothing designs perceived as having Nazi imagery and racist slogans reflect a deeper corporate culture of bias, the company's former lawyer claims in a $40 million lawsuit.
NEW ORLEANS (CN) - Lil Wayne and Young Money Entertainment sued Cash Money Records for $51 million, claiming the label hasn't properly accounted for payments and royalties owed them, according to the lawsuit in Orleans Parish, Louisiana.
LOS ANGELES (CN) - A California woman offered senior citizens parts in bogus movies to steal their identities and defraud the state of $500,000 in unemployment benefits, federal prosecutors said.
MANHATTAN (CN) - A Manhattan gallery broke its promise to sell a Henry Moore watercolor for not a farthing less than $461,000, a British noblewoman claims in federal court.
LOS ANGELES (CN) - Former Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora sued his ex-girlfriend, claiming she extorted and defamed him by giving police a fake telephone recording threatening to kill her.
LOS ANGELES (CN) - Jimi Hendrix's estate sued Hendrix's ex-brother-in-law, claiming he tried to sell the legend's Black Widow guitar for $750,000, though it doesn't belong to him.
(CN) - Obsessed with taking back American Apparel, ousted CEO Dov Charney has launched a "scorched earth campaign" against the hipster retailer, it claims in court.
ATLANTA (CN) - A former employee of Tyler Perry Studios says in court he was sexually harassed by his supervisor and wrongfully fired.
Deen Castronovo, drummer for the rock band Journey and Salem native, is scheduled to appear in court Tuesday on accusations of rape, sexual abuse and assault. Read more from The Oregonian.
Sony's PlayStation live TV streaming service is launching tonight in new markets, as well as offering an a la carte service. Read more from CNet.
It appears that Showtime's standalone streaming service was not locked into an exclusive deal with Apple, as the network announced that the new service will also become available on Roku and Sony's PlayStation Vue at launch. Read more from TechCrunch.
Court Grants massive defamation award to filmmaker Simcha Jacobovici over fraud claims against the 2007 documentary "The Lost Tomb of Jesus," which concludes Jesus was buried, his lost tomb was found in Jerusalem and that he had married Mary Magdalene and had children with her. Read more from Jerusalem Post.
Despite a tenure marred by a major legislative setback and a slow response to the Sony computer attack, Christopher J. Dodd, the leader of Hollywood's top lobbying organization, was given a three-year contract extension. Read more from The New York Times.
Company wants to encourage content creators to stay with Apple by improving margins. Read more from Ars Technica.
Netflix CEO Reed Hastings confirmed that looking at pirate sites to find out what people were interested in did indeed work out well in the Netherlands, and that this gives him confidence Netflix will thrive when it launches later this year in Spain -- a country that has traditionally had a high level of piracy. Read more from TechDirt.
Netflix's Stock Reached an all time high today forthe third day in a row. Shares peaked today at $628.50 a pop. And some analysts expect the price to keep climbing. Read more from Netflix.
Twitter announced a partnership with Google back in February that would surface Tweets in Google search results. Now that partnership is up and running. Read more from re/code.
In short, for all the flak Nielsen has caught from the television world as ratings decline across the industry lately, TV networks are buying more stuff from Nielsen than ever. Read more from The Wall Street Journal.
The new service is cheaper than the competition, but offers limited downloads from the company's library of songs. Read more from BuzzFeed News.
Netflix says it wants to replace TV. But "TV" means "sports," and Netflix doesn't do sports. Read more from Re/Code.
Hulu and AT&T announced an expanded deal designed to bring the video streaming service to AT&T's customers on both mobile devices and on the web. Read more from TechCrunch.
Labor groups and the White House on Wednesday praised Facebook's plan to require its contractors to pay workers at least $15 an hour and offer paid time off. Read more from The New York Times.