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In the final week of 2015, Spotify has been slapped with a hefty class action lawsuit for failing to identify rightsholders in order to pay royalties and acquire appropriate licensing.
Microsoft has trumped Google in court by winning an Appeals court ruling that Google charged unfairly for royalties on patents that covered Wi-Fi and video downloads
Microsoft and Samsung have finally settled their legal disputes over Android patent royalties and are now ready to work together again. The deal raises hopes for new Windows phones from Samsung.
Microsoft's recent lawsuit against Samsung for defaulting on Android royalties has been upheld by a US court despite Samsung's plea to put the suit on hold while it files for arbitration.
Thanks to new court documents that have been cleaned up from the Microsoft vs Samsung case over royalty payments, we can now figure out roughly how much Microsoft earns per handset sold.
According to the latest financial report filed by Nokia the company will end up owing Microsoft $650 million. This money represents royalties that Nokia pays to use Windows Phone on their smartphones.
Spotify is expected to introduce their ad-supported, free tier to mobile as well as proposing a drop in royalties to labels in order to stay afloat in these turbulent times.
GEMA, a German group responsible for royalty collection, has managed to take Google to court over YouTube's copyrighted videos, winning the case and potentially unleashing havoc on the site.
MPEG LA announced earlier today that they would make H.264 permanently royalty-free, to keep business and consumers' minds at ease. The codec standard was developed to reduce bit rates over the previous codec standards, and is...
The Australian Commonwealth Scientific & Research Organisation (CSIRO) has cashed its first royalties cheque relating to its patent of the 802.11 wireless network standard. These royalties come from the patent granted to the organisation in...
This coming Thursday, the Copyright Royalty Board is expected to rule on a request by the National Music Publisher's Association to increase royalty rates paid to its members for online purchases as much as 66%...
Industry insiders say the world-wide MP3 accessory market is destine to become a half billion dollar business by the close of the 2005 calendar year. Apple, whose iPod digital music player dominates the MP3 player...
The music industry's efforts to recoup money lost from Internet piracy were thwarted yet again Wednesday. The Supreme Court of Canada ruled that Internet service providers don't have to pay royalties to composers...
A French association representing recorded music rights holders threatened Wednesday to take Apple Computer Inc. to court in a dispute over lost music royalties. The argument centers on a fee levied in France on sales...
The industry worries that the expanding used market is cannibalizing new-CD sales, as well as promoting piracy by allowing consumers to buy, record and sell back discs while retaining their own digitally pristine copies. ...
Internet broadcasters are cautiously viewing a proposed royalty rate that could make them pay fractions of a cent each time they play a song online. But the ultimate cost could be their businesses....