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Zeppelin’s ‘Stairway’ case, What’s most likely next?
Musicology
What’s next, following this week’s en banc hearing? Earlier this week, eleven Ninth Circuit judges heard arguments in the continuing case of Skidmore v. Led Zeppelin, the ‘Stairway To Heaven’ infringement case. This en...
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“Stairway”: what the Ninth Circuit will look at
Musicology
Stairway v. Taurus (actually Led Zeppelin v Skidmore) returns to court Monday, Sept 23 for an en banc hearing in the Ninth Circuit and although there are other articles here on Musicologize that cover...
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The Intriguing Case of Baby Shark do do do do da do.
Musicology
Rarely am I anything but dismayed that my kids are getting older. I’m grateful though that “Baby Shark” was never playing on loop in my home. My kids were a few years too old...
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Drake sued for unlicensed samples? Here’s the deal.
Musicology
Drake’s getting sued over an allegedly unlicensed sample in two of his biggest tracks, In My Feelings and Nice For What. This isn’t really that much about analyzing music, but after just a few...
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The importance of the Kraftwerk case.
Musicology
First things first, the Kraftwerk case was initiated in Germany twenty years ago and decided recently by the Court of Justice of the European Union. Copyright laws vary in some ways from place to...
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Did Lady Gaga steal “Shallow?”
Musicology
In the days following the Katy Perry Dark Horse verdict, my newsfeed was packed with articles about what a bad omen it was; how it sent chills down composers’ and songwriters’ spines and would...
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