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Sheeran’s case got a step up from the Stairway decision.
Musicology
Ed Sheeran is waiting for his day in court, facing Ed Townsend’s charge that megahit “Thinking Out Loud” infringes on “Let’s Get It On,” another megahit by Marvin Gaye. (Townsend co-wrote it.) And while...
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Why the Stairway and Dark Horse rulings solve nothing. Pt 1.
Musicology
Wound up in an okay place, but the means are highly suspect. So much press lauding these decisions. They should read them with a different eye, Dark Horse especially. “Dark Horse,” “Stairway,” and “Blurred...
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Dark Horse, overturned.
Musicology
Pleased? Yes, I am. Satisfied? Not till I read the whole decision. Which so far looks dicey. Check back. Meantime, there are other articles on this site that look at Dark Horse. This first...
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Big Bang Theory’s “Soft Kitty.”
Musicology
As musicology case law goes, this ain’t much of anything. But it’s The Big Bang Theory, so we can give it a few minutes, can’t we? Like Friends had “Smelly Cat,” so The Big...
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Does Bad Decisions infringe on Dancing With Myself?
Musicology
First off, this isn’t headed anywhere, because Billy Idol is credited on The Strokes recent single “Bad Decisions.” Still interested in hypothesizing about how that came about, and the appropriateness of it, and looking...
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Copyright infringement and the Climate Of Fear
Musicology
For about five years there’s been a steady stream of infringement cases in the world of pop music. We’ve seen Katy Perry, Robin Thicke, Justin Timberlake, Lizzo, Juice WRLD, Carrie Underwood, Justin Bieber, Ed...
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