Sir Mix-A-Lot Sued Over Copyright Infringement David Ford, a/k/a DJ Punish filed a lawsuit against Anthony Ray, a/k/a Sir Mix-A-Lot on March 19, 2015. Ford is seeking a declaration to be named on copyright registrations at the Library of Congress on Baby Got Back, among other songs. Ford asserts that Sir Mix-a-Lot registered the copyright…

Chubby Checker Not Amused By “The Chubby Checker.” Chubby Checker, the American singer-songwriter with the such hits as “Twist”, is suing Hewlett Packard for a penis measuring app called “The Chubby Checker.” The app was created by a third party and sold in the HP app store for the Palm OS. Chubby Checker alleges trademark…

Deadspin.com Gets Called A Suckerfish Peteski Productions, representing Dr. Phil, filed suit against Gawker Media, for posting footage of the Dr. Phil show on Deadspin.com. The suit, filed in Texarkana, Texas, claims Gawker provided the video online prior to the show airing in most major markets. One particularly interesting part of the lawsuit, the plaintiff…

Stolen Magic Trick Starts Lawsuit Teller Sues for Theft of a Magic Trick – Teller, of the famous duo Penn & Teller, is suing Gerard Dogge for copyright infringement. Dogge is accused of taking a trick called Shadows and posting it on YouTube under the title The Rose & Her Shadow, offering to reveal the…

Video Series Designed To Inspire Future Inventers The United States Patent and Trademark Office teamed up with the National Science Foundation, the National Science Teachers Association, and NBC Learn to create a video series designed to inspire future inventors, patent examiners, and IP attorneys. The Science of Innovation video series show the science behind inventions and…

30 Minutes Of ‘Its A Small World’ On A Loop Garnered A $4,000 Settlement At least a court has found that being caught on the Disney ride for 30 minutes may result in damages for pain and suffering. The Disney ride broke down around Thanksgiving in 2009. While the rest of the ride attendees were…

System Designed To Reduce Copyright Infringement On The Internet. The new Copyright Alert System (CAS) is a collaborative effort between many of the powerhouses in the entertainment industry and the large ISPs (Internet Service Providers). The system is designed to reduce copyright infringement on the internet. How it is intended to work: The copyright holders…

LMFAO Patent Rejected For Immoral Or Scandalous Behaviour The music group LMFAO has recently filed their applications with the USPTO for the second time. The Patent and Trademark Office rejected the first application, filed in 2009, due to the mark containing “immoral or scandalous matter.” Utilizing the Google search engine, the USPTO [correctly] determined that…

Legal Disclaimer Jokes In Movies- Top Ten 10 Humorous Legal Disclaimers from Hollywood. Borat “Selling piratings of this movie disc will result in punishment by crushing.” Dogma “1) a renunciation of any claim to or connection with; 2) disavowal; 3) a statement made to save one’s own ass; 4) a foresaid word for not being blamed…