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You got a fast car… and now so does Tracy Chapman
Jan 12, 2021
Tracy Chapman is an American singer-songwriter who is most famous for her hits “Fast Car” and “Give Me One Reason”. Back in 2018, Chapman brought a copyright claim against Nicki Mi...
All books are equal, but some are more equal than others
Jan 7, 2021
Eric Arthur Blair, more commonly known as George Orwell, was a British journalist and author who wrote two of the most famous novels of the 20th century in Animal Farm & Nineteen E...
Neil Young Commercialises his Intellectual Property
Jan 6, 2021
Neil Young, the Canadian-American musician, has sold the rights to his music in a staggering £110 million deal. Young rose to fame in 1960’s after forming rock band Buffalo Spr...
Jan 4, 2021
AliBaba has, for a long time now, struggled to deal with intellectual property infringements perpetuated on its platform. It followed Amazon’s lead in setting up a system for righ...
Another one bites the dust
Dec 10, 2020
Neil Young is a Canadian-American singer songwriter and musician who’s most famous works include “Old Man” & “The Needle and the Damage Done”. Young first complained about Tru...
Universal Music Group knocking on heaven’s door with new acquisition
Dec 7, 2020
Universal Music Group (“UMG”) has acquired the rights to Bob Dylan’s entire catalogue of music. The acquisition is thought to be one of UMG’s biggest by value, estimated at somewhe...
US Court gives ruling on copyright in tattoos
Nov 26, 2020
Last month we reported on a copyright claim that was brought by tattoo artist Catherine Alexander, whose clientele include renowned WWE superstar Randy Orton. Alexander brought a ...
NFL and other leagues face a battle for music
Nov 19, 2020
Record labels within the music industry are beginning to crack down on the infringing use of their artists’ materials by football teams of the National Football League (“NFL”) and ...
Bad blood with Scooter Braun continues…
Nov 18, 2020
The saga between Taylor Swift and American music mogul entrepreneur, Scooter Braun, has just hit a new level of hostility. For those that don’t know, Swift and Braun have had a...
Can the court channel their inner Sherlock Holmes and detect copyright infringement?
Nov 3, 2020
Netflix’s new mystery movie Enola Holmes has not pleased all of its audience, namely the estate of the Sherlock Holmes author, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The estate filed a copyright ...
Significant music rights acquisition lets individuals buy shares of songs
Nov 2, 2020
Hipgnosis Songs Fund has acquired the copyright in around 33,000 songs including a 50% share in All I Want For Christmas Is You, and Let It Go (from the Frozen soundtrack). Hipg...
Photographer sues Yahoo for use of his photographs
Oct 28, 2020
Howard Schatz is an award winning American photographer, who on Wednesday 21 October 2020 filed a complaint at the Central District of California against Verizon Communications. I...
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