Warner Brothers and its fellow content distributors have made a habit of suing others for alleged copyright infringement, but now it seems the tables are turning just a little bit. Ars Technica reports that Warner Brothers is being sued by the creator of the infamous Keyboard Cat YouTube meme for allegedly using the famous feline in its game Scribblenauts without permission. The Keyboard Cat creator, who is joined in the lawsuit by the creator of the “Nyan Cat” meme, is demanding an undisclosed sum from Warner Brothers for the rights to use Keyboard Cat in its games. Ars Technica notes that the case will be tried in California.
Amazon (AMZN) on Friday announced a new partnership with Warner Brothers (TWX) that will bring new content to its Prime Instant Video library. The new licensing agreement adds shows such as The West Wing and Fringe to the retail giant’s popular streaming service. “Since launching Prime Instant Video, we’ve continued to expand both the quantity and quality of video content for our Prime members,” said Brad Beale, director of digital video content acquisition for Amazon. “Bringing Fringe and The West Wing – two shows with a devoted fan base – to Prime Instant Video first, is another way for us to add value for Prime members and to continue to give customers content they love.” Amazon’s Prime service is available for $79 per year and offers customers free two-day shipping, and access to more than 18,000 instantly streamed movies and TV episodes. Amazon’s press release follows below. More →