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There’s a lot riding on the verdict of this soundalike infringement case that could go either way. The Eminem “Lose Yourself” case is a bit funny, but it’s by no means trivial. Musicologize thinks it’s very possible that this soundalike is going to be found to infringe upon Eminem’s “Lose Yourself,” and that makes it …

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Back in July 2016, Musicologize published a pretty deep take down of the “Amazing” versus “Photograph” case, Amazing v. Photograph | Why Sheeran’s Photograph Infringes. and came to the conclusion that Ed Sheeran would be well advised to settle it. And it appears today that he has. Congratulations to “Amazing’s” songwriters, plaintiffs Martin Harrington and Thomas Leonard …

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Tons of casual observers with youtube channels are getting stroked today as Kandi Burruss & Tiny Harris who wrote TLC’s Billboard topping hit “No Scrubs” are getting a song writing credit on Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You.” But don’t read too much into it. Sure, there has been tons of internet chatter about how Sheeran …

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It was never about plagiarism, but it was about copyright infringement. And this case might’ve been interesting, but alas it never got there. And now it appears to be settled. It was never interesting because it never ventured into the exploration of the concepts of “derivative work” versus other sorts of transformative works. And as a …

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Explicit language and parental advisories on this one. Beyonce is being sued in federal court in New Orleans because the estate of late YouTube notable Messy Mya claims her track “Formation” from the “Lemonade” album use the New Orleans bounce rapper’s voice without their consent. And indeed, in”Formation” the voice of Messy Mya, whose legal name …

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X Factor comeback kid James Arthur could be hit with copyright lawsuit over chart-topping hit Say You Won’t Let Go Evidently The Script’s publishing company is deciding whether to bring an action here that would really rain on Arthur’s parade. Arthur’s #1 hit song, “Say You Won’t Let Go” does indeed sound a lot like …

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It’s been reported that the soon to be reuniting “One Direction” has been hit with a lawsuit and their tracks “Night Changes” and “Story of My Life” are named in the complaint. Unfortunately, more details are hard to get. The suit was filed in Ireland and is not public yet. As soon as more is …

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On May 25, 2016 Justin Bieber and his co-conspirators got hit with a copyright lawsuit alleging that his mega-hit “Sorry” infringes upon White Hinterland’s track, “Ring The Bell.” You only have to listen to the first 10 seconds of each track to hear what the fuss is about. sorry-introring-the-bell-intro As my eight-year old just succinctly put it, …

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On May 25, 2016 Justin Bieber and his co-conspirators got hit with a copyright lawsuit alleging that his mega-hit “Sorry” infringes upon White Hinterland’s track, “Ring The Bell.” You only have to listen to the first 10 seconds of each track to hear what the fuss is about. sorry-introring-the-bell-intro As my eight-year old just succinctly put it, …

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Ed Sheeran has an active lawsuit for the second time this summer alone. It’s only been a few weeks since Musicologize insisted here that Ed Sheeran indeed DID steal his hit “Photograph,” (consciously or unconsciously) and is almost certainly gonna be paying the writers of Matt Cardle’s hit “Amazing” a lot of money. This brand new complaint, just filed in …

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