(CN) - The D.C. Circuit approved the Postal Commission's plan to end DVD-mailer discrimination - and Netflix's favored status at the U.S. Postal Service - by equalizing the postage for DVD flats and letters.
MANHATTAN (CN) - After failing to defend a federal lawsuit, one of the makers of "Def Jam Rapstar" must stop selling the video game and fork over $535,000 to EMI and other record labels for copyright infringement -- if anyone can find them, a federal judge ruled.
(CN) - A group of children who accused Facebook of misappropriating their names and likenesses failed to present "a viable legal theory," a federal judge ruled.
MANHATTAN (CN) - A federal judge gave the green light to a defamation suit against the National Enquirer's corporate parent for a story stating that Bobby Brown and Whitney Houston had "an intimate relationship before her death."
MANHATTAN (CN) - An oft-collared street artist who defends the right to peddle on New York City sidewalks without a license can advance retaliation claims, a federal judge ruled.
(CN) - A Muslim-American group can press some, but not all, of its claims against the men who allegedly spied on it and then wrote a book based on stolen records, a federal judge ruled.
AUSTIN (CN) - A Texas man who says he was teased decades ago because he shares a first name with the cross-dressing character in "Tango & Cash" does not have a defamation case, a federal magistrate said.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (CN) - Five former Buffalo Bills cheerleaders seek a state court's help to get paid for their work on and off the football field - for which they claim they were paid as little as $105 a season.
LOS ANGELES (CN) - James Franco's former talent manager embezzled one-third of the star's commissions and diverted them to his own company without telling partners at his management firm, a partner claims in court.
LOS ANGELES (CN) - Actress-singer Ronee Blakley sued the father of her daughter for $3 million, claiming he defamed her by portraying her as a bad mother in his screenplay for the contemporary retelling of the Henry James novel "What Maisie Knew."
(CN) - A fan of punk band Dropkick Murphys was injured when she was invited on stage to sing, the woman claims in court.
PORTLAND, Ore. (CN) - A mother sued her son's school district for suspending the boy for calling a teacher a "bitch" who "needs to be shot" on his Facebook page.
LOS ANGELES (CN) - David Letterman's production company Worldwide Pants broke a promise to pay a royalty collector its share of proceeds from cable and satellite transmission royalties for the "Late Show" and "Late Late Show," the collector claims in court.
MANHATTAN (CN) - Yasgur Road Productions sued the Town of Bethel, N.Y. for trying to prevent it from staging a "Woodstock reunion" at the Yasgur Farm, where the music festival was held in 1969.
LOS ANGELES (CN) - The host of Spike TV's "Bar Rescue" attacked a bar owner after the show's producers encouraged the man to hit on the host's wife, the man says in Superior Court.
LOS ANGELES (CN) - MGM claims in court that an NBCUniversal screenplay about the formation of British spy agency MI6 violates copyright on the "James Bond" movies.
MANHATTAN (CN) - Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay purposefully drove his popular Los Angeles eatery out of business and used a business partner's investment to open another restaurant without him, the investor claims in a $10 million lawsuit.
DALLAS (CN) - The mother of an injured motorcycle jumper seeks to depose the operators of a circus in which her son ran into a concrete wall and has been in a medically induced coma since.
LOS ANGELES (CN) - Netflix defamed a former executive by claiming he stole its secrets after leaving the "cold and hostile" company to take a job at Amazon, and used its close business ties with the online retailer to get him fired, the man claims in court.
MANHATTAN (CN) - French and British courts must produce witnesses for a U.S. songwriter who wrote two tunes for Elvis and is engaged in a protracted legal battle with most of the digital music industry, a federal judge ruled.
MANHATTAN (CN) - A publicist claims in court that Hasbro owes him $1 million in commissions for boosting sales of Scrabble, the 76-year-old board game.
DALLAS (CN) - Dancers at a Rick's Cabaret International-owned gentlemen's club beat and stabbed a fellow dancer while management refused to call the police, the woman claims in a lawsuit.
SAN FRANCISCO (CN) - An animator claims in court that Disney copied "original elements" of her snowman character in the movie and trailers for the $1 billion smash hit "Frozen."
LOS ANGELES (CN) - The daughter of a late Hollywood producer sued MGM, claiming it miscalculates home video revenue, shortchanging her and other profit participants of royalties, in a class action in Superior Court.
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (CN) - Two companies behind a Beatles musical revue claim in court that proceeds from the "Rain - A Tribute" tour should not be "held hostage" by their partners because of a separate copyright dispute.
(CN) - A price-fixing conspiracy among Apple and five leading publishers put an independent ebook store out of business, BooksOnBoard claims in court, echoing a lawsuit brought by the government nearly two years ago.
MIAMI (CN) - Enraged that a customer got most of Target's Jason Wu collection, a fashion mob attacked him and his wife while store security egged them on, and someone posted their pictures online with the label "fashion vultures," the man claims in court.
LOS ANGELES (CN) - "NCIS" star Pauley Perrette sought restraining orders against her ex-husband Francis Shivers, who now claims in court that his ex-wife is gaming the court system and terrorizing him.
LOS ANGELES (CN) - Former "Jersey Shore" star Katie Cazorla claims in court that a website designer held domain names for her nail salon for "ransom" and refuses to give them back.
OAKLAND, Calif. (CN) - Dealing a blow to a civil lawsuit by two cheerleaders, the U.S. Department of Labor said Wednesday that Raiderettes in Oakland are "seasonal" employees not subject to federal minimum wage laws.
LOS ANGELES (CN) - British metal label Earache Records claims in court that a U.S. distributor owes it $250,000 in licensing fees, and broke a promise to release a catalog of hundreds of albums.
LOS ANGELES (CN) - Though it enjoys a virtual monopoly of the Los Angeles cable-television market, Time Warner Cable has withheld nearly $10 million in fees, the city claims in court.
CAMDEN, N.J. (CN) - A high school unconstitutionally barred a girl from her graduation and prom because of a tweet from her home in which she called her principal a "pussy ass bitch," the girl and her mom claim in Federal Court.
Vice journalist Simon Ostrovsky was taken by militia in Eastern Ukraine after filing a series of compelling video dispatches from Ukraine since early March. Read more from Mashable.
AT&T, the nation's second largest broadband provider and wireless company, is creating a streaming video service thanks to a $500 million joint venture with the Chernin Group, a producer of a variety of television and media content. Read more from GigaOm.
Univision is continuing to invest in digital content, this time with a brand new "over-the-top" network, Flama. Read more from Lost Remote.
Netflix took a swing at Comcast's $45 billion bid for Time Warner Cable, arguing in a shareholder letter that the merger would create a single company with too much power over the delivery of high-speed Internet service. Read more from The Washington Post.
Aereo contends that its retrans-mission isn't a public performance because each viewer's Aereo antenna can only receive a particular signal-meaning there are a thousand audiences of one, rather than a public audience of a thousand. Read more from Bloomberg Businessweek.
A trial judge's order barring Lifetime Entertainment from airing a dramatized movie on the murder of a beloved Appellate Division, Third Department, clerk was an "unconstitutional prior restraint on speech," the Appellate Division, Third Department, held in a unanimous opinion. Read more from New York Law Journal.
SAG-AFTRA is holding off on filing grievances against advertisers who have not yet adopted the standard digital identifier - dubbed Ad-ID - mandated for ads using union members. Read more from Variety.
A day after the deadline, with many of the 850 cable services being forced to black out MTV, Nickelodeon and other channels, the two sides are poised to announce a deal. Read more from The Hollywood Reporter.
Four large trade associations representing competing sectors of the telecommunications and internet industry banded together to urge members of the European Parliament to back their views on net neutrality. That joint statement was unique, coming as it did from fierce competitors. Read more from The Wall Street Journal.
But the agency might still regulate negotiations between websites and Internet providers. Read more from National Journal.
As prosecutors use boastful rap lyrics to assemble criminal cases, a debate has arisen over whether such songs can constitute evidence of guilt or even the intention of wrongdoing. Read more from The New York Times.
The Court of Justice of the European Union ruled on Thursday that Internet Service Providers in Europe can legally block piracy sites that illegally distribute copyright-protected material. Read more from The Hollywood Reporter.
A court granted a stay against the Twitter ban. But the government has 30 days to comply. Read more from The Washington Post.
Last year was a mixed bag for traditional TV news, with the first increase in viewership for local TV news in five years, but cable news trending down. Read more from Multichannel News.
At least until the end of this decade, viewers will have to navigate between multiple streaming services to watch the movie or TV show they want. Read more from The New York Times.
Lauren Greenfield has scored the big victory that likely ends David Siegel's attempt to punish the filmmaker over "The Queen of Versailles." An arbitrator at the Independent Film and Television Alliance ruled that the documentary about the time-share baron wasn't defamatory. Read more from The Hollywood Reporter.