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Katherine Heigl Sues Duane Reade Over Twitter, Facebook Pics

Actress Katherine Heigl is suing drug-store chain Duane Reade for using her name and image for advertising purposes without her permission.

Duane Reade apparently posted an unauthorized paparazzi photo of the actress on Twitter with the caption "Love a quick #DuaneReade run? Even @KatieHeigl can't resist shopping #NYC's favorite drugstore," according to The Hollywood Reporter. The same photo was posted to Duane Reade's Facebook page.

Heigl is suing the pharmacy under the false advertising clause of the Lanham Act and under New York's right of publicity laws.

Megaupload and its founder Kim Dotcom are under legal fire in federal court for infringing on multiple Hollywood studios' copyrights.

The online file-hosting site was raided in January 2012 by the feds, but now Dotcom is facing civil allegations as well as criminal charges for running Megaupload, reports The Hollywood Reporter.

What does this new suit add to Megaupload's already full legal plate?

MLK's Bible, Nobel Medal Placed in Court's Care in Estate Fight

Martin Luther King Jr.'s personal Bible and Nobel Peace Prize medal must be stored in a safe deposit box that only the court will access, an Atlanta judge ruled.

The Bible and medal will remain there until an estate fight over the items between King's children is resolved, Reuters reports.

For the King children, a day of litigation is a day like any other.

31 'Dallas Buyers Club' Torrent Downloaders Sued for Piracy

Copyright holders of the movie "Dallas Buyers Club" are suing 31 torrent users who've illegally shared the movie online.

The torrent downloaders are accused of unlawfully distributing the movie without the copyright owners' permission, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The owners worry with even just one unlawful copy floating out there, it could be distributed to a "limitless number of people."

So who are these mysterious alleged freeloaders?

Prince Sues 22 Alleged Bootleggers for $1M Each

If you're a bootlegger, Prince doesn't want your extra time and your [guitar riff] kiss, he wants your money.

Don't let the falsetto fool you. Prince has a reputation for vociferously protecting his intellectual property. Take it from the ruffles and palate for pepper, the man has a flair for the over-the-top, especially when exacting legal revenge.

In his latest legal move, Prince is suing 22 Internet users for $22 million over bootlegged videos of his live performances.

Kanye West's Coinye Problem: Whom to Sue?

While Kanye West has no problems with dropping a beat, he's reportedly having issues dropping a lawsuit on the people behind the virtual currency formerly known as Coinye West.

West has filed for an injunction in an effort to shut down the website now simply known as "Coinye" -- a virtual currency that Kanye claims infringes on his trademarks and reputation, reports TMZ.

The problem for West at this stage is that he apparently doesn't know the identities of the Coinye coders or founders.

'The Good Wife': Good Law? - Season 5, Episode 11

"The Good Wife" is always game for a fun copyright case. This week, Florrick & Agos took aim at "Glee" and represented a band's bad cover song. But was their use of law music to our ears?

Here's a rundown of this week's copyright battle in "Goliath and David":

Tommy Lee Beats Lawsuit Over Roller Coaster Drums

Tommy Lee prevailed in a lawsuit over his roller coaster drums.

Lee was sued by Howard Scott King back in September 2012 for allegedly stealing King's idea and design for a drum-roller coaster set that flips Lee upside down during concerts, reports TMZ.

While Lee may not be a "Saint of Los Angeles," he isn't guilty of misappropriating trade secrets.

Elementary, My Dear Writer: Sherlock Holmes Is Public Domain

One Sherlock Holmes enthusiast uncovered a great copyright mystery: Whether Sherlock Holmes is in the public domain. Central to the mystery is how evolving literary characters like Sherlock Holmes fit into our copyright laws.

The court applied the "elementary" tenets of public domain law to solve the mystery.

Disney's 'Frozen' Lawsuit Claims Trademark Infringement

Every holiday season, one major blockbuster movie gets embroiled in a trademark lawsuit. Last year, it was "The Hobbit." This year, it's "Frozen." Disney filed a trademark suit against Phase 4 Films, claiming its film "Frozen Land" was renamed to leach off the success of Disney's animated hit.

But can movie titles be trademarked?