Led Zeppelin (Finally) Wins ‘Stairway To Heaven’ Court Battle

If you thought the song was long, it’s nothing compared to the court battle which ensued. A plagiarism lawsuit from the estate of Randy Wolf against Led Zeppelin has, at. Continue reading

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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, a team of musicians has recorded every possible melody. 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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Ariana Grande Files $10M Forever 21 Lawsuit For Misappropriating Her Likeness

Ariana Grande has hit clothing and fashion retailer Forever 21 with a $10 million lawsuit alleging that the company used her likeness in advertising without seeking Grande’s permission.

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Songwriter Wins $44M In Usher “Bad Girl” Lawsuit [VIDEO]

Philadelphia-based songwriter Daniel Marino has been awarded $44.35 million in his lawsuit over Usher's 2004 song “Bad Girl” from the hit album "Confessions."  Marino claimed that he was a an. Continue reading

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Ed Sheeran Sued For $100M Over ‘Let’s Get It On’ / ‘Thinking Out Loud’ Similarities

Structured Asset Ales, a part owner of Marvin Gaye’s “Let’s Get It On,” is suing Ed Sheeran for $100 million after being blocked from a similar lawsuit brought by other. Continue reading

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Iconic Tests Copyright Infringement Software For Indies

Iconic Artists has announced the beta testing of Streamtrack, its copyright infringement and reporting software. Launched as a response to the continued threat of piracy and exploitation faced by so many. Continue reading

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Mariah Carey Ex-Manager Claims Breach Of Contract, Details Emerge

[UPDATED] Mariah Carey was hit with breach of contract claims from her former manager, Stella Stopler, in a summons with notice filed on April 13 in Manhattan Supreme Court.

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Israeli Music Fans Sue New Zealanders For Convincing Lorde To Cancel Concert In Israel

After the popular New Zealand musician Lorde received multipl e requests from her fans who support a boycott of Israel to cancel her concert there, the singer followed through in. Continue reading

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