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Australian court rules against Citic in iron royalties dispute with Mineralogy

In the course of a lawsuit, Australian tycoon Clive Palmer dropped his demand that a mining agreement signed between Citic and his firm, Mineralogy, in 2006 be terminated, eliminating the risk that Citic would be kicked out of the operation.

Thursday, 23 May, 2013, 3:43am

To Kill a Mockingbird author Harper Lee sues her agent over royalties

Harper Lee, the 87-year-old author of To Kill a Mockingbird, has sued her literary agent, claiming he took advantage of her age and infirmity to deprive her of royalties from the novel.

5 May 2013 - 6:56am

Brazilian inventor of caller ID struggles to collect royalties

Fifteen years after he patented caller ID technology, Brazilian inventor Nelio Jose Nicolai is no millionaire.

Quite the opposite: out of work since 1984, the co-inventor of the ubiquitous tool is still fighting to collect royalties.

4 Mar 2013 - 5:13am

Toy war breaks out over 'hot' car

It is already being tipped as one of the 'must-haves' for this Christmas: a motorised toy car that zips along the floor in pursuit of a beam of light that is projected by a gun-shaped, hand-held infrared controller.

27 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Isabella Leong's complaints

Neither she nor her mother could read or understand English, the contract language, when they signed.

The contracts bind Leong exclusively to EEG for 10 years and are extendable at its sole discretion.

20 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

the five Ws

Your primer to an issue in the news


This year's Golden Globes ceremony - the annual film and TV awards regarded as second in prestige only to the Oscars - is to be scrapped and replaced with a news conference.


9 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Online music firm sued for HK$638m by record companies

A group of British record companies is suing a Hong Kong firm for GBP41.13 million (HK$638 million) in royalties it was ordered to pay by an English court.

27 May 2007 - 12:00am

Anger over new year song royalties

Small businesses told to pay fees for playing festive tunes

Businesses are fuming over a campaign by the music industry to collect royalties on popular Lunar New Year songs, no matter if the tunes are played in big department stores or small coffee shops.

9 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Turf war erupts over karaoke copyright

A battle between two central government agencies over karaoke bar copyright fees is an example of the 'money first' bureaucracy on the mainland, an outspoken political analyst has charged.

With 10 billion yuan in revenue racked up by more than 100,000 karaoke bars each year, Xinhua reported that copyright holders stood to benefit by 8 million yuan.

6 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

EU under fire over DVD ban

Angry makers of DVD players say it is unfair of the European Union to block imports of some Chinese products due to an ongoing dispute over royalties.

They also said they might not be able to reach a negotiated settlement and might have to take tougher, legal action.

6 Mar 2002 - 12:00am