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Taurus v Stairway To Heaven is going back to court.
Musicology
Led Zeppelin vs Spirit/Skidmore v.1: discarded by the Ninth Circuit. And it’s a mixed bag at best. It’s been about a year since a jury decided that Led Zeppelin’s Stairway To Heaven did not...
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Miley Cyrus and “23” getting sued.
Musicology, Opinion
I’ll keep this one brief. Because there’s nothing to get into here. And I’m gonna predict that Miley Cyrus, Mike WiLL Made-It and Wiz Khalifa will swat this one aside in short order. Still,...
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Does Katy Perry have exposure on Dark Horse?
Musicology, Opinion
Katy Perry’s Dark Horse case appears to be going to court. In 2015 a Christian rap artist named Flame claimed Katy Perry’s “Dark Horse” infringed upon his track “Joyful Noise.” A few years later, the case hasn’t settled...
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Sheeran sued over Thinking Out Loud, again.
Musicology
Sheehan sued, again. Gaye, again. $100 million this time. But of course we reach the same conclusion as last time. According to TMZ Ed Sheeran is getting sued, again, for ripping off Marvin Gaye’s...
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BREAKING: James Arthur is indeed being sued by The Script
Latest News
It took a while but a lawsuit alleging that James Arthur may have lifted “Say You Won’t Let Go” from The Script’s “The Man Who Can’t Be Moved” was evidently filed today (Today being...
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Is Musical Creativity Really Squelched By Threat Of Legal Action?
Musicology, Opinion
I doubt it. Today I read an interesting article by Christopher J. Buccafusco, Professor of Law at Yeshiva University, entitled The Blurred Lines of Copyright Law Are Limiting Musical Creativity. Buccafusco argues or perhaps thinks...
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