Spat Over ‘Stairway to Heaven’ Riff Hits Ninth Circuit

The ongoing saga of the seminal opening to Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven” played out in the Ninth Circuit on Monday, with a former music journalist complaining a jury wasn’t allowed to listen to the recording of a song that was supposed to have influenced Zeppelin’s rock epic.

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Meme Creator Sues Info Wars for Copyright Violation

Alex Jones and his conspiracy website Info Wars, along with the alt-right, co-opted the cartoon figure Pepe the Frog to spread racist internet memes and now the original creator wants them to stop selling a poster that features the character next to alt-right heroes like Milo Yiannopoulos, and Ann Coulter, according to a federal copyright complaint filed on Monday.

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Oscar Material

Ryan Moody claims he is “the first, uncredited screenwriter of the motion picture ‘The Disaster Artist,’ which has been nominated for a Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar,” and that RabbitBandini Productions and Point Grey Pictures induced him to sell it for $5,000 and did not give him the associate producer credit they promised, in L.A. Superior Court.

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