Rapper Post Malone Fires Back in Fight Over Writing Credit

Rapper and singer Post Malone filed a copyright lawsuit in Manhattan federal court Tuesday to extinguish claims filed earlier in the day in Los Angeles by a Canadian musician who says he’s been denied credits for playing on an all-night jam session that birthed the 2019 hit pop song “Circles.”

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Tattoos

A federal judge in New York ruled in favor of a video game developer in a copyright infringement suit brought by a company that claimed to own tattoo designs on certain basketball players – including LeBron James – whose images were featured in its games. The court ruled that tattooists granted the players “nonexclusive licenses” to use the tattoos as part of their likenesses.

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Devilish Foil of St. Nick

A federal court in Delaware dismissed copyright infringement claims brought by the author of a book titled “The Krampus Night Before Christmas” against the producers of the “Krampus” movie, finding the respective representations of the Krampus character – a “devilish foil of Saint Nikolaus” – were not sufficiently similar.

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Ninth Circuit Urged to Revive ‘Shape of Water’ Copyright Spat

As a Ninth Circuit panel weighed whether to resurrect a copyright infringement lawsuit against the filmmakers behind the Oscar-winning “The Shape of Water,” one judge called attention Monday to what she described as a troubling trend of cases involving literary works being prematurely dismissed by lower courts.

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