From Jerry Seinfeld to Taylor Swift to a pair of U.S. Supreme Court decisions, 2019 saw a slew of rulings on important copyright cases. To keep it all straight, here's a breakdown of the 10 biggest ones you need to remember, plus 10 more you should know that didn't make the cut.
Pepsi won a ruling Wednesday ending a copyright lawsuit that claimed it stole the idea for a Super Bowl commercial from an ad agency's unused pitch, a decision that said the two had "few, if any similarities."
An ad agency accusing Pepsi of stealing its idea for a Super Bowl ad starring singer-actress Janelle Monae celebrating the soda maker's history has urged a New York federal court to reject Pepsi's bid for a quick win in the suit, saying distinct elements of the agency's pitch ended up in "The Joy of Dance" commercial.
Pepsi is pushing for a quick end to a suit in New York federal court alleging it stole elements of a Connecticut advertising agency's pitch for the company's 2016 Super Bowl commercial featuring Janelle Monae.
Pepsi lost its bid to dismiss a Connecticut advertising agency's claim that it stole a pitch for a Super Bowl ad when a New York federal judge on Monday ruled the latter sufficiently showed the soda giant should have at least negotiated its use of the idea.
In response to allegations by a Connecticut advertising agency that Pepsi stole copyrighted material for its "Joy of Dance" Super Bowl halftime ad, the soft drink giant on Tuesday asked a New York federal judge to dismiss the claim, noting substantial differences between the agency's idea and its showcase spot.
A Connecticut advertising agency says Pepsi's "Joy of Dance" Super Bowl halftime ad wasn't so super after all, alleging Tuesday in a New York federal lawsuit that the soft drink giant stole its idea to produce the showcase spot.