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The Jiggaman may be wondering what is going on after getting sued by the now deceased artist known as Prince. This week, Prince's companies filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against Jay-Z's company Roc Nation, for allegedly streaming Prince's music on the Tidal streaming service without permission.

While Prince's companies concede that Tidal has authorization to stream one of Prince's albums, the suit is focused on the streaming of several songs not on the one album, as well as the unauthorized use of Prince's images. Perhaps the Roc Nation thought they'd be able to get away with a little copyright infringement after Prince's death this past April, or perhaps there's more to it.

Any Star Wars fan will tell you that Jedi mind tricks are cool and all, but having some sick lightsaber skills is where it's at. Perhaps that's why so many academies have popped up across the country, promising to teach self-styled padawans in the ways of the Force and lightsaber choreography.

But George Lucas's empire is striking back. Lucasfilm has filed a federal lawsuit against the owner of Lightsaber Academy, claiming the schools infringe on the films' trademarks without authorization, and sending legal ripples throughout the galaxy.

The fight over the music catalog of iconic American singer, songwriter, pianist, and civil rights activist, Nina Simone, may soon be over as the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals gets ready to enter the fray. The legendary artist died in April 2003 at the age of 70. Her ex-husband, ex-attorney, and former studios are all claiming some rights to the music catalog.

The fight in the Federal Northern District Court of California has been ongoing since as early as 2008, and 2007 in the Federal Court in New York. The claims have been made back and forth, with each party counterclaiming against the other for various causes of action all geared at establishing ownership of the deceased artist's music. Then, in 2012, when the ex-husband, Stroud, died, things became even more complicated.

One of the 'This is Spinal Tap' co-creators, Harry Shearer, filed suit against Vivendi and Studio Canal, which acquired the film's rights from Embassy Pictures, for alleged fraud and misrepresentation. The lawsuit is based on the fact that Shearer, and everyone around the world for that matter, has seen the enormous success that the film has enjoyed for three decades now, yet Shearer and his fellow co-creators have not even received $200 from the merchandising.

Shearer claims that the deal the creators originally signed in 1982 guaranteed them 40 percent of the net earnings. Shearer is also claiming that Vivendi has used Spinal Tap over the years to offset other losses in an attempt to cover up the studio's shortcomings and cheat the Spinal Tap creators out of money.

Checkmate: Burberry Sues Rapper Burberry Perry for Trademark Dilution

Do you know the Burberry checks in fashion? How about the rapper Burberry Perry? Well, the British makers of fine plaid products are suing the Atlanta-based rapper for using their branded checks in association with his personal brand, and in the process the internationally renowned designers are creating press for the not-that-well-known musician.

Maybe Burberry Perry was just taking a page from the Gucci Mane book even if Burberry would have been the really clever choice for Perry Moise's adopted moniker. In any case, Moise of Atlanta, Georgia is being sued by Burberry Group for trademark dilution.

Ivanka and the Wild Things: Aquazzura Sues Trump for Shoe Style

Imitation is said to be the sincerest form of flattery. So why isn't Aquazzura happy that Ivanka Trump allegedly copied its Wild Thing shoes? The Italian shoe designer is suing the daughter of the Donald, and her licensing company Marc Fisher, for knocking off a popular sandal that it claims to have made famous.

Ivanka's shoe is called the Hettie and her licensing company denies that it's an imitation of Aquazzura's slipper. But the Italian shoemaker says that Ivanka's forever flattering them with imitation, and this is not the first time she has been inspired by their signature styles.

After Hellish Battle, Led Zeppelin Owns 'Stairway to Heaven'

Eight California jurors yesterday decided not to rewrite rock n' roll history, finding that Led Zeppelin did not copy a guitar riff from a band called Spirit nearly half a century ago. The dispute was over an instrumental portion of the iconic song "Stairway to Heaven," which was composed by Robert Plant and Jimmy Page and released in 1971.

The song's 2012 re-release provided a basis for a much-delayed copyright violation claim by the representative of a deceased musician who said the Led Zep guitar riff copies his earlier song, "Taurus." Although Led Zeppelin has previously settled copyright violation claims, this case was different. To some extent, the band's future significance, its place in rock n' roll history, depended on defeating this claim. "Stairway to Heaven" is their best-known song.

Is Forever 21 Copying Kanye's Gear?

A long time ago, Ecclesiastes said that there is nothing new under the sun. Yet we claim ownership over artistic works as if they were truly new. We call these works intellectual property. In some cases, people can become very wealthy from their works of creative genius.

Kanye West is such a person. So he's probably not pleased that his merchandise may have inspired fast fashion giant Forever 21. The claim, made by Hypebeast and reported by People, is that a t-shirt sold on the musician's pop up shop in association with his album The Life of Pablo was copied by the retailers. Let's consider.

Musicians Sign Petition Calling for Copyright Reform

It can be difficult to feel the pain of the world's wealthiest performers as they complain about YouTube, a video-streaming platform musicians say is built on stolen content. But artists are banding together against YouTube, signing a petition which they are publishing in major Washington, D.C. publications this week, calling the platform a haven for copyright infringement.

Taylor Swift, Paul McCartney, U2, and other bands and musicians who already made a ton of money, signed the petition to show support for reform of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). The musicians blame tech companies for their dwindling profits, saying that the corporations create tools that enable them to generate profits from the work of artists while musician incomes are decreasing.

News From the 'Stairway to Heaven' Copyright Trial

If you are of a certain age, then you know that every school dance must end with one song. It's slow and long and now-iconic and it's the subject of a copyright trial in federal court in California.

The "Stairway to Heaven" copyright case has qualities similar to the famous song at its center insofar as it's convoluted. But resolution may not be too far away, reports Courthouse News Service. This week the case is being tried more than four decades after the song was released. Members of the band Led Zeppelin are present and have testified.