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Major Studios Ink $50M Deal With Omniverse Over Pirating

Omniverse One World Television has agreed to shut down its operations and pay $50 million to Disney, Paramount and other Hollywood heavyweights to resolve a case accusing Omniverse of illegally selling copyrighted content to streaming services, according to a judgment entered Tuesday in California federal court…

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Judge Throws Out $70M ‘Columbo’ Verdict, Orders New Trial

The creators of the long-running whodunit series “Columbo” will have to retry a crucial part of their case accusing Universal City Studios of shorting them on profits from the show, after a California judge on Monday upended a $70 million judgment in the creators’ favor…

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Marc Jacobs, Others Can’t Nix Nirvana ‘Happy Face’ IP Claims

A California federal judge ruled Wednesday that Nirvana LLC can go forward with claims that Marc Jacobs ripped off the defunct band’s iconic “happy face” logo and that retailers Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue have sold infringing products created by the designer…

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