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Back in 2007, EMI Group had filed a copyright infringement lawsuit over the founder of website MP3tunes, Michael Robertson. Though both MP3tunes and EMI are now non-existent, courts have allowed for the lawsuit to continue. In a jury trial in 2014, the online music storage website was ordered to pay over $41 million in damages...
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In 2014, American artist James Clar accused Rihanna of plagiarizing his artwork in her ROCKSTAR 101 video. Clar argued that Rihanna’s “Rock Star” prop in was a copy of the artwork he displayed at his 2006 Memphis exhibition where he debuted a sculpture titled “You and Me” that featured fluorescent lights suspended in the air....
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Last Friday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit overturned the 2015 decision in the Iron Man copyright lawsuit. In 2011, Jack Urbont filed a lawsuit against Sony, Razor Sharp Records, and Dennis Coles (professionally known as Ghostface Killah) claiming that Ghostface Killah sampled the “Iron Man” theme song he had created in...
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Happy FILM FRIDAY! One of Hollywood’s most beloved and notorious figures is on the precipice of releasing a film that took over 26 years to complete! Stifled by legal troubles and delays the film, Silence, is ready to hit theaters in the coming months The plan to create this motion picture began way back in...
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Due to the overnight popularity of online music streaming, the music industry was very much in the dark on how streaming would affect its sales. With traditional music sales having always revolved around the purchase of vinyl records and CDs, no one had an idea what the impact of streaming would be.  Luckily, online music...
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