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Appeals Court Agrees to Review Sirius XM's Challenge Over Pre-1972 Music

The 2nd Circuit will take up the issue of whether New York protects the public performance of older songs — and whether that violates the U.S. Constitution. read more

MIPTV: Idris Elba on the Two Most Important Men in His Life (Neither Is James Bond)

The British star of 'Luther' and 'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom' was in Cannes promoting a self-financed documentary. read more

'Child 44' Russia Release Canceled Over Distortion Claims

The Tom Hardy movie, set in post-WWII Soviet Union, was accused of "distorting historical facts." read more

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler: An Open Internet Protects Local News

Tom Wheeler went out of his way to praise local broadcasting and to promise that he supports its continued existence even as the media landscape changes. read more

Slower Chinese Economic Growth May Pose Challenges For Hollywood

China's ruling Communist Party has tried to ease fears about slowing growth, saying that the transition from double-digit percentage annual growth was the "new normal" of better quality growth. read more

Apple's Russian-Language Siri Accused of Homophobia

A video showing the voice-activated personal assistant allegedly giving homophobic answers to gay-related questions has gone viral. read more

Sky Rolls out 'Buy & Keep' Movie Service to Non-Subscribers in U.K., Ireland

The popular service offers current and catalog films for download or streaming along with a DVD. read more

EU Accuses Google of Antitrust Violations, Opens Android Probe

EU competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager announces the actions in Brussels. read more

Google Could Face Antitrust Charges in Europe (Report)

If the European Commission charges Google with favoring its own services over others in search, it would be one of the biggest antitrust cases in the region. read more

Joss Whedon, Lionsgate Hit With Copyright Lawsuit Over 'Cabin in the Woods'

The author of a 2006 novel accuses the 'Avengers' helmer and the film's director Drew Goddard of stealing his idea. read more

WME | IMG Acquires Australian Booking Agency Artist Voice

The booking agency's co-founder and CEO Brett Murrihy will become Head of Asia Pacific for WME's music division read more

Movie Producer Peter Hoffman Stands Trial in Film Tax Credit Fraud Case

Prosecutors will have to prove that Hoffman intentionally submitted false expense reports on a Louisiana mansion being transformed into a post-production facility. read more

Universal Music Agrees to Pay $11.5 Million to Settle Digital Royalties Class Action

A settlement submitted to a judge for approval would also give UMG artists a higher royalty rate going forward. read more

Lamborghini Crash at Disney World Raises Safety Questions

Many drivers have "no idea what a Lamborghini is going to do when you crank the wheel at 100 miles an hour," a race car driver and instructor explained to THR. read more

Lack of State Cash Prevents New Ukrainian Film Projects From Launching

The cinema agency's obligations for films already in production exceed the organization's budget. read more

HBO Defends Its "Responsible Journalism" at Defamation Trial

In opening arguments, HBO's lawyer responds to Mitre's accusation that the network featured a "pack of lies" and goes on the attack against the sporting equipment giant. read more

Nobel Prize Winner Marie Curie to Get Film Treatment

European co-production stars Poland's Karolina Gruszka in title role and Daniel Olbrychski as her scientific rival. read more

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