Disney Reverses Defeat in Lengthy “Jungle Book” Dispute Over Royalties

Disney Reverses Defeat in Lengthy “Jungle Book” Dispute Over Royalties

By Steven T. Lowe / October 28, 2021

On July 7, 2021, the California Court of Appeals for the Second District ruled that Disney does not owe royalties to the adult children and heirs of the songwriter behind “The Bare Necessities,” a song featured in “The Jungle Book.” This decision overruled a lower court’s award of over $1 million in damages. The 1963…

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Facebook Dodges Data Scraping Suit After District Court Chooses Not to Follow Recent Ninth Circuit Decisions

By Steven T. Lowe / August 17, 2021

On May 14, 2021, the United States District Court in the Northern District of California granted a motion to dismiss in favor of Facebook in a class-action suit. The lawsuit alleged that Facebook used “data scraping” to collect Android users’ call and text logs and later sold that information to advertisers. The District Court granted…

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