Beatles Fake Merch Lawsuit Win Demonstrates How The System Actually Works

A slew of recent legal wins by The Beatles Apple Corps against 77 infringing counterfeit entities should theoretically be a windfall of cash, but actually collecting from the defendants in. Continue reading

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Every Possible Melody Has Been Copyrighted, Stored On A Single Hard Drive

In a unique effort to combat the high volume of dubious lawsuits flying back and forth in the music industry today, on team of musicians has recorded every possible melody. Continue reading

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Songwriters, Publishers Call For Ratification Canada-US-Mexico Deal To Close Major Canadian Copyright Loophole

A loophole in Canada’s copyright act means that songs in that country lose copyright protection a full twenty years earlier than the rest of the world.

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4 Legal Basics For The DIY World: Artists, Authors, Creators, & Musicians

Here, entertainment lawyer and industry veteran Wallace Collins breaks down the four legal essentials for do-it-yourself creatives navigating the choppy legal waters of copyright and publishing. Guest post by Wallace. Continue reading

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YouTube Pulls Live Stream Over Copyright Claim Before It Even Starts

Issues over YouTube’s handling of copyright enforcement reached a new level recently, after one YouTuber found their live stream had been taken down thanks to a copyright claim from Warner. Continue reading

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YouTube Streamer Demonetized Over Copyright Claims To Numbers ’36’ And ’50’

YouTube has long come under fire for its heavily flawed copyright and demonetization policies, the failings of which were highlighed in a recent incident where a third party claimed one. Continue reading

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Years Of Copyright Maximalism Is Killing Pop Music

When the “Blurred Lines” decision was handed down – stating that creating a song that had too similar of feel to a preexisting track was infringement, many warned that the. Continue reading

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Marvin Gaye Family Brings Pharrell Back To Court Claiming Perjury

The lawsuit by Marvin Gaye’s family against Pharrell appears to be the gift that keeps on giving, with the former now bringing Pharrell back to court once again, this time. Continue reading

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Copyright Office Should Establish Conflict Of Interest Policy For The MMA Musical Works Database [Op-Ed]

In this piece, Chris Castle weighs in on why the Copyright Office should put in place a conflict of interest policy for the recently passed Music Modernization Act’s Musical works. Continue reading

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Music Collection Org: Revenues Are Booming… Which Is Proof Of Why We Need Even More Draconian Copyright Laws [Op-Ed]

Thanks to innovative tech companies opening up large new markets for content creators, entertainment revenues have been on the rise, something which CISAC has decided to use as evidence that the music industry needs a slew of new, even more draconian, copyright laws.

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