Tag Archives: Copyrights and Copyright Violations

Radiohead Denies Suing Lana Del Rey Over Copyright (but Still Wants Credit)

Source: New York Times » Music

Does the singer’s “Get Free” borrow from the British band’s “Creep”? After days of online debate, Radiohead’s publisher makes a statement.

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After a Frank Ocean Set, a Week of Big Sales and Copyright Questions

Source: New York Times » Music

The performer wore a popular T-shirt at Panorama Music Festival, and a young business experienced the complications of intellectual property ownership in the digital era.

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Nigeria’s Afrobeats Music Scene Is Booming, but Profits Go to Pirates

Source: New York Times » Music

Artists worldwide battle illegal sales of their work. But Nigeria’s piracy is so ingrained that music thieves even worry about rip-offs of their rip-offs.

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Nigeria’s Afrobeat Music Scene Is Booming, but Profits Go to Pirates

Source: New York Times » Music

Artists worldwide battle illegal sales of their work. But Nigeria’s piracy is so ingrained that music thieves even worry about rip-offs of their rip-offs.

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SiriusXM Agrees to Pay Up to $99 Million to Settle Turtles-Backed Copyright Suit

Source: New York Times » Music

The 1960s band filed three lawsuits against the satellite radio company for playing its songs recorded before 1972 without permission.

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Songwriters Sue Justice Department Over Licensing Rules

Source: New York Times » Music

The Songwriters of North America group said in its suit that a Justice Department ruling last month was unconstitutional.

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A Fight to Make ‘We Shall Overcome’ and ‘This Land Is Your Land’ Copyright Free

Source: New York Times » Music

A firm that put “Happy Birthday” into the public domain now wants to rescind copyright protection for “We Shall Overcome” and “This Land Is Your Land.”

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Justice Department Won’t Alter Music Industry Royalty Rules

Source: New York Times » Music

Ascap and BMI, clearinghouses for royalties, say that modifying their consent decrees was urgently needed to adapt to the new world of online music.

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Led Zeppelin Did Not Steal ‘Stairway to Heaven,’ Jury Says

Source: New York Times » Music

A federal jury said the hit song did not contain enough similarities to “Taurus,” a song released three years earlier by the band Spirit.

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Who Owns the Copyright to ‘This Land Is Your Land’? It May Be You and Me

Source: New York Times » Music

The law firm that put “Happy Birthday to You” into the public domain wants to do the same for this Woody Guthrie classic.

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Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page Testifies in ‘Stairway to Heaven’ Copyright Trial

Source: New York Times » Music

Mr. Page, 72, defended himself in court, saying that when he finally heard the song “Taurus” by the lesser-known group Spirit, it sounded “totally alien” to him.

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Led Zeppelin’s ‘Stairway to Heaven’ to Be Scrutinized in Court in Copyright Case

Source: New York Times » Music

This case — in which a lawsuit claims that part of the classic hit was copied from “Taurus,” a tune by Spirit — is being watched as a test of the limits of copyright.

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Music World Bands Together Against YouTube, Seeking Change to Law

Source: New York Times » Music

The industry has asked the government to modify the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, saying it is outdated and makes removing unauthorized content too difficult.

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Op-Ed Contributor: Do You Love Music? Silicon Valley Doesn’t

Source: New York Times » Music

Years after Napster, musicians are still victims of digital piracy, but now it is companies like Google and SiriusXM that make the theft possible.

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What’s in a Name? Just Ask Frank Zappa’s Feuding Heirs

Source: New York Times » Music

Frank’s son Dweezil was told by the family trust, controlled by two of his siblings, that his show Zappa Plays Zappa risked huge copyright infringement fines.

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‘We Shall Overcome’ Copyright May Be Overcome One Day

Source: New York Times » Music

A nonprofit group is seeking to have the famous protest song declared in the public domain and licensing fees returned.‘We Shall Overcome’ Copyright May Be Overcome One Day

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David Lowery Sues Spotify for Copyright Infringement

Source: New York Times » Music

Mr. Lowery, a rock guitarist-songwriter, applied for class-action status, arguing that Spotify has failed to handle the mechanical licensing for a huge number of songs by many songwriters.

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