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Stop me if you've heard this one: two guys walk onto a plane...

Actually, I read that one on Twitter. At least, that's what one long-time joke writer is saying about a joke Conan O'Brien told on-air, allegedly the same night the writer posted it online. Coincidence? Or yet another incidence of joke theft in the modern world?

It's a story almost too odd to already be cliche: Hammond, Indiana police literally pulled the plug on a holographic Chief Keef performance. It's the second time in as many weeks that such a Keef show has been shut down, after a similar appearance was previously shut down in Chicago.

Performing as a hologram is somewhat necessary for Chief Keef in the Midwest, due to several outstanding arrest warrants. The performance shutdowns were allegedly based on safety fears.

The Internet exploded last weekend when it seemed that two of its darlings, Taylor Swift and Apple, were locked in a titanic battle over artists' rights and fair compensation for music online. Apple was rolling out its latest music innovation, only without the best-selling album of 2014. Who would blink first?

Apple, as it turns out. But now that their public spat seems to be over, what does that mean for tech's biggest company, "the most powerful person in the music industry," and all the little people trailing in the contestants' wake?

Justin Bieber and Usher thought they were off the hook for a copyright lawsuit.

Well, they're back on the hook now. A copyright lawsuit against them for the song "Somebody to Love," dismissed last year, was recently revived by a three judge panel of the Fourth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond.

Did you think the Blurred Lines copyright infringement case was over? Guess again.

Back in March, a jury ruled that Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams were guilty of copyright infringement of Marvin Gaye's song Got to Give it Up. The jury awarded Gaye's family a $7.3 million verdict. However, the jury also found that rapper T.I., who appeared in the song, Universal Music, Interscope Records, and Star Trak Entertainment (Universal and friends) not guilty.

The Gaye family now wants a judge to declare that Universal and friends are guilty. Can the judge do that?

It seems Omarosa didn't really pay attention when she was on The Apprentice.

The reality star and Apprentice alum, Omarosa Manigault sent a cease-and-desist letter to Real Housewives of Melbourne star Pettifleur Berenger. Omarosa claims that Pettifleur's book Switch the Bitch: My Formula to Being the Champion of Your Life, Not the Victim infringes on Omarosa's copyright for The Bitch Switch: Knowing How to Turn It On and Off. Omarosa claims that the titles are too similar.

Omarosa demands that Pettifleur provide a full accounting of her book sales and pull the book from store shelves immediately. If not, Omarosa will sue for $150,000 for each violation of her copyright.

Kylie and Kendall Jenner are following in the entrepreneurial footsteps of their big sisters Kim, Khloe, and Kourtney.

To protect the success of their modeling careers, reality television show Keeping up with Kendall and Kylie, a clothing line for PacSun and a shoe line for Steve Madden, the two younger members of the Kardashian clan have filed to trademark their names.

Can they really do that?

The jury in the lawsuit over Pharrell and Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" found the song stole elements from Marvin Gaye's "Got to Give It Up." Now the duo owe Gaye's children $7.3 million in combined damages and a share of profits from the newer song.

The jury award is the largest in a copyright infringement case, and critics wonder if it might have a chilling effect on the way new music is created.

Smooth rock duo Hall & Oates are suing a Brooklyn food company that's selling "Haulin' Oats" granola, claiming it violates their trademark moniker.

Not only did Early Bird Foods name one of their six granola flavors after Daryl Hall and John Oates, but they offered a coupon code, "SayItIsntSo," after the rock and soul singers' 1983 hit song.

Don't you just love that one line in Taylor Swift's song so much that you want to put it on a T-shirt? Be careful, because you may soon be infringing on her trademark.

Taylor Swift recently applied to trademark several phrases from her "1989" album, including "Party like it's 1989," "This sick beat," "Cause we never go out of style," "Could show you incredible things," and "Nice to meet you, where you been."

If Swift is successful in her trademark applications, she'll be "the first musician to stake this kind of claim on words," Forbes reports. Why is she doing this?