Hollywood Docket Top 5: EMI vs. Seeqpod dismissed; Gosselin deposition; Sinatra karaoke murders

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Hollywood Docket Top 5: EMI vs. Seeqpod dismissed; Gosselin deposition; Sinatra karaoke murders

Mon Feb 08, 2010 @ 10:05AM PST

Entertainment law news this morning, now conveniently organized into the top five stories you need to care about:

  • A New York District Court has dismissed a lawsuit brought by record label EMI against Seeqpod, a now-defunct search engine that let mobile users search for streamed music. The case was dismissed because of jurisdictional issues, although it appears that one of the founders reached a settlement with EMI. [Gigaom
  • Radar Online reports that lawyers representing TLC deposed Jon Gosselin in its breach-of-contract lawsuit, and that the deposition didn't go well for Jon. As a result, the case may be headed for settlement. [Radar] 
  • A case involving the piracy of the most expensive Norwegian film ever produced is headed to that country's Supreme Court. At issue is whether the film's producer can force an ISP to identify the user connected with an IP address that has been traced to the film's piracy. [Torrentfreak]
  • Charlie Sheen and his wife are due in court today to answer charges of domestic violence. [AP]
  • We recommend this very fascinating story about a string of murders in the Philippines related to the singing of Frank Sinatra's "My Way" in karaoke bars. [NYT]

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