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Stairway to Heaven or Hell for Led Zeppelin?
Jun 16, 2016
Members of Led Zeppelin have appeared in court in the US to deny copying another song in their hit song 'Stairway To Heaven'. Background Zeppelin band members, Jimmy Page and Rober...
No Bed of Roses for Guns N' Roses Frontman
Jun 15, 2016
Axl Rose, frontman of the band Guns N' Roses, has been reported (see the Inquisitr or Torrentfreak articles here) as having sent take-down notices to websites, including Google aff...
Not a Pretty Picture for Ed Sheeran in Copyright Infringement Claim
Jun 14, 2016
British singer-songwriter, Ed Sheeran has been hit with a $20 million (£13.8 million) copyright infringement suit by two California-based musicians, in a dispute centering on his h...
Sampling Set to Come into 'Vogue' Following Success for Madonna in Copyright Claim
Jun 7, 2016
In the US, Madonna has successfully defended a claim of copyright infringement relating to the song Vogue. The claimant, VMG Salsoul LLC, alleged that a fraction of a second (0.23...
Kraft-y-werk by Producer Avoids Copyright Infringement Claim
Jun 6, 2016
German electro-pop heavyweights, Kraftwerk, have failed in their attempt to prevent a rapper using a two-second sample of music from their hit, Metal auf Metal. Originally formed ...
Glasgow Market in 'Em-BARRAS-ing' Fake Goods Operation
Jun 1, 2016
Police and Trading Standards officers have seized up to £30 million worth of fake goods from the Barras Market in Glasgow. As part of Operation Salang organised as a joint operati...
Potential 'Fawlty' Claim of IP Infringement by John Cleese
May 24, 2016
John Cleese is considering legal action against an Australian theatre company's "brazen, utterly shameless" rip off of his successful television series 'Fawlty Towers', from which ...
Fraud and Counterfeiting in the Food Industry makes the Sector Sick
May 23, 2016
Food fraud might not be something that much consideration has been given to by the wider population, however, it is a real problem and one which may cause serious harm. Examples i...
Radiohead Accused of Copyright Infringement Over Burn the Witch Video
May 19, 2016
British band Radiohead could face legal action for copyright infringement from the family of the creator of the children's TV series the Trumptonshire trilogy. The trilogy was f...
UK Government Publishes Report on its IP Infringement Strategy until 2020
May 18, 2016
New strategies and proposals have been set out in a Government paper entitled, "Protecting creativity, supporting innovation: IP Enforcement 2020", published 10 May 2016. The docu...
Snapchat Users Could Be 'Snapped' Up By Copyright Infringement
May 6, 2016
Snapchat is an image messaging app which was launched in 2011. The app is unique in that users can take a photo or video, add a caption or doodle and send it to a friend. At its co...
Universal Music and Capital Records Clip the Wings of IFP in Copyright Infringement Case
May 5, 2016
Inflight Productions (IFP) and its parent company Global Eagle provided inflight entertainment services to American Airlines (later US Airlines). In a recent decision they were f...
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