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To cover his legal fees, Sheeran won a $1.1M award after years of an embattled copyright lawsuit over his 2017 “Shape of You,” Grammy-winning single. “The starting point is to identify the winners and losers in the action because the general rule is that the unsuccessful party pays the costs of the successful party,” Judge...
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H.E.R. filed a claim against the management company, M.B.K. Entertainment, which she signed with in 2011 at 14, is to be released from her contract. The singer, Gabriella Sarmiento Wilson, claims that “M.B.K. has been dictating her career decisions beyond the allowed seven-year period under California Labor Code Section 2855, also known as the “Seven...
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Music producer Anastas’ Pupa Nas-T’ Hackett, and his company Travelling Man Productions, LLC, filed a $10M copyright lawsuit against Jamaican singer Shenseea and her label Interscope Records over her song “Lick,” in collaboration with Megan Thee Stallion. Hackett claims he “refused the request due to inadequate terms offered” and that “Lick” was released without his consent....
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Marvel Studios and Stan Lee Universe have entered into a new contract for a 20-year authorization to license new merchandise in films, television, and theme parks with Stan Lee’s name, voice, and likeness. Stan Lee Universe is a venture between global kids media company Genius Brands International and POW! Entertainment, a media company, co-founded by...
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Jay-Z and Damon Dash settled a lawsuit against Dash for his attempt to create an NFT of Jay-Z’s “Reasonable Doubt” album. Minting a non-fungible token would amount to copyright infringement. The settlement stipulates Dash can sell his “one-third stake in Roc-A-Fella Records, but he could not “in any way dispose of any property interest in...
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