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Dua Lipa and Levitating are getting sued for the 2nd time this week!

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Dua Lipa and Levitating are getting sued for the 2nd time this week!

This has got to be some sort of record. Just a few days after Dua Lipa was sued because the chorus from her monster hit “Levitating” sounds so much like an Artikal Sound System track, “Live Your Life,” she finds herself sued a second time because someone else thinks she stole the verses too! First, …

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When a song as big as Levitating gets sued for infringement, it’s news, and everyone has an opinion. I have one too. But rather than just tell you my opinion, how about I take you through a thought process and let you formulate your own? With that… A reggae band called Artikal Sound System has …

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This is a repost from a few years ago, but the case was just refiled, March 3, 2022, so I’m putting it back among the current posts. There could be some new information. We’ll try to stay on top of it, but this is where we left it in 2019. It was an interesting situation. …

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This will be the Deep Dive on Thinking Out Loud and Let’s Get It On. This case is still awaiting its day in court but the main arguments are fairly obvious and predictable. So, if this ever gets before a jury, well, juries are a little unpredictable, but I can tell you what I think …

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Apple and other streaming services were accused of “willful” piracy or of something akin to looking the other way while piracy took place on their platforms. And that’s dumb. But we might consider the question, “should they be made example of anyway? And to whose benefit?” The case concerns some of the greatest songs ever …

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And such has been known to backfire. I’m not saying it’s a bad idea, but on one famous occasion, it certainly might’ve been. This is not a musicological issue really, it’s more of a legal one, and I’m not a lawyer, but it’s Jimi Hendrix, and so it’s too interesting for me to ignore. The …

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Campaigns that put music to picture do carry intellectual property risk, and when infringement cases involving Taylor Swift, Led Zeppelin, or Ed Sheeran make the news, it certainly raises awareness and concern around copyright, plagiarism, and infringement. So it’s no surprise that advertisers, creative agencies, music supervisors, and composers want preemptive and preventative strategies for …

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Bad Bunny is being sued by BM Records, which controls the rights to a bunch of mixtapes from the 1990’s by DJ Playero. BM Records and DJ Playero get a lot of credit for the development of reggaeton. (Thanks a lot for that, by the way.) And they claim Bad Bunny’s hit Safaera contains material …

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The biggest record in the world, Olivia Rodrigo’s “Sour” has been under constant fire since it came out at the beginning of summer. Early on, she gave Taylor Swift a songwriting credit for “deja vu,” Sour’s third track? After that it was pretty much open season. Next, the promotional art was too much like a …

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I know, we can’t even hear Vibeking, but I’ll explain and you’ll understand and it’ll all take about four minutes. Here we go… The Weekend (Weeknd) is getting sued for copyright infringement. Yes, again. This time by a pair of composer/producers named Suniel Fox and Henry Strange, collectively “Epikker” (awesome name), who think “Call Out …

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