And the fight continues.... According to Law360, the lawsuit began in August 2013 when the now defendants (Robin Thicke, Pharrell Williams, and rapper T.I.) asked the court for a declaratory judgment to prove their, song "Blurred Lines," did not infringe Marvin Gaye's "Got to … [Read more...] about Blurred Lines Update
Freeplay Music: Infringement Victim or Copyright Troll?
According to Variety, Freeplay Music is suing four multichannel networks (MCNs) on YouTube. These include, AwesomenessTV, Big Frame (owned by AwesomenessTV), BroadbandTV, and Disney’s Maker Studios. Freeplay, a music licensing company, claims that these channels have infringed … [Read more...] about Freeplay Music: Infringement Victim or Copyright Troll?
Phillip Phillips: Let Me Be “Gone, Gone, Gone” From My American Idol Recording Contract
Imagine you win one of the most successful reality television shows in history, along with the hearts and votes of millions of Americans. Yet, now, you are forced to sign a contract that allows your managers and producers to refuse to disclose to you the name of your upcoming … [Read more...] about Phillip Phillips: Let Me Be “Gone, Gone, Gone” From My American Idol Recording Contract
Taylor Swift: No More Spotify
According to the Wall Street Journal, on Monday Taylor Swift removed her music from the streaming service, Spotify. Recently, Ms. Swift's label, Big Machine Label Group, requested that Spotify release her new album on its platform only in the United States (as the label tries to … [Read more...] about Taylor Swift: No More Spotify
Future of Music Policy Summit
According to Greg Kot of the Chicago Tribune, The 14th annual Future of Music Policy Summit commenced on Monday. Among the topics discussed, was the role of copyright in the music industry. Copyright law has not been updated to reflect the rise in technology, and while Congress … [Read more...] about Future of Music Policy Summit