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Last Friday, court papers were filed dismissing a case against Ed Sheeran over a copyright infringement suit over his song, “Photograph.” Songwriters, Martin Harrington and Thomas Leonard and their publishing company HaloSongs, filed a lawsuit in June 2016, alleging that Sheeran’s song was derived from their own original work “Amazing.” The song was a single...
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Prince has always been known as a lover of his craft and never taking much thought in settling his business and financial affairs, so it is not a surprise that his estate has been facing troubling waters after his passing last April. Shortly after Prince’s passing, the administrator of his estate authorized a copyright lawsuit...
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Critically acclaimed and Grammy Hall of fame song, “Stairway to Heaven” is still battling out under copyright claims. The famous Led Zeppelin song was allegedly not as original as we all thought. In June Led Zeppelin was victorious in a lawsuit claimed that the guitar riff in “Stairway to Heaven” was copied from Spirit’s 1968...
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Back in March, Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams lost the multi-million dollar lawsuit filed against them by Marvin Gayee’s estate over “Blurred Lines.” His estate claimed that “Blurred Lines” inappropriately sampled Gaye’s “Got to Give It Up.” Though no actual notes were copies, the similarities in “genre and feel” led the jury to side with...
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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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