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Katy Perry’s Dark Horse case appears to be going to court. In 2015 an artist named Flame claimed Katy Perry’s “Dark Horse” was essentially the same as and infringed upon his track “Joyful Noise.” That’s a few years ago and unlike most infringement cases from 2015 this one wasn’t either settled nor otherwise made to go away, and according …

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Does Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off” infringe upon the copyright of “Haters Gone Hate?”   We’ll take a quick look at what’s most important to this case and touch upon what “prior art” means in the world of copyright and copyright infringement. Jesse Braham, who is suing Taylor Swift for 40 million, likely believes that …

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The three legged stool and why you need a musicologist before you write that complaint. I don’t know. But looking at the court decision that threw this out, I’d have to say the plaintiff, Timothy Arnett, didn’t engage a musicologist, and didn’t have his ducks in a row before filing his complaint. In it, he makes …

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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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