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Started From The Bottom, Now Were Real: Drakes Use Of Jimmy Smiths Commentary On real Music Considered Fair Use
On May 30, 2017, Judge William H. Pauley III, in the Southern District of New York, ruled that rapper-singer-songwriter Drake was permitted to use a sample of jazz artist Jimmy Smith based...
United States
23 Jun 2017
You Might Want To Turn Down For That: Lil Jon And DJ Snake Sued For Copyright Infringement
Golden Crown Publishing, LLC, the publishing company behind Freddie GZ's song Turn Down for What, sued Lil Jon and DJ Snake in the Southern District of New York, alleging that their hit song by the same name infringes on Golden Crown's copyright.
United States
18 May 2017
Sir Paul Will Not Let It Be: McCartney Makes Preemptive Strike Against Music Publishers to Reclaim His Copyrights
On Dec. 20, 2016, we wrote about a decision out of England's High Court of Justice finding that members of music group Duran Duran breached their agreements with a music publisher...
United States
27 Jan 2017
Ceci N'est Pas Une Prince*: Richard Prince Appropriates And Repurposes Himself
Richard Prince, the (in)famous appropriation artist—and not an infrequent subject of this blog—is once again in the news.
United States
24 Jan 2017
"Flo & Eddie, Inc. V. Sirius XM Radio, Inc.:" The New York Court Of Appeals Conducts An Inquiry Into The Past And The Future Of State Copyright Law
Sirius XM Radio received an early present for the holidays: On Dec. 20, the New York Court of Appeals issued an opinion addressing a question certified by the U.S. 2d Circuit Court of Appeals...
United States
6 Jan 2017
DOJ Appeals Decision Affecting Music Licensing
ASCAP and BMI collect and distribute payments to their members – songwriters and music publishers – for the public performance of their works.
United States
24 Nov 2016
Paul McCartney Refuses To Let It Be And Launches Effort To Reclaim Copyrights To Songs
Legendary songwriter Paul McCartney has begun the process of acquiring the rights to songs he co-wrote with John Lennon while both were members of the Beatles.
United States
12 Apr 2016
Singers Chris Brown And The Weeknd Resolve Copyright Disputes
Last year, songwriter Nayeri Gregor filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against Chris Brown, Benny Benassi, and others, claiming Brown's 2012 song Don't Wake Me Up infringed her 2009 song of the same title.
United States
16 Mar 2016
The Beastie Boys Fight For Their Rights And Win
The U.S. District Court of the Southern District of New York ordered record label TufAmerica, Inc. to pay the Beastie Boys, Universal-Polygram International Publishing, Inc. and Capital Records LLC, $845,597.23 in attorneys' fees and costs.
United States
16 Mar 2016
Validity Of California Resale Royalty Act Faces Another Court Challenge
The validity of the California Resale Royalty Act, a 1976 law that requires resellers of fine art to pay a royalty of 5 percent to the artists behind the works, has again come under attack in a dispute between a group of artists and Christie's Inc., Sotheby's Inc., and eBay, Inc.
United States
7 Mar 2016
Timberlake & Will.I.Am Sued By Disco Artist's Estate
In a new case that is sure to draw comparisons to the "Blurred Lines" lawsuit, Justin Timberlake and Will.I.Am have been hit with a copyright infringement lawsuit from the estate of a disco artist.
United States
26 Feb 2016
Artists And Auction Houses Declare Victory Over California Artists' Resale Royalties Statute
Artists and auction houses both declared victory on January 11 when the U.S. Supreme Court denied certiorari in a case concerning the constitutionality of the California Resale Royalties Act of 1976 (CRRA).
United States
18 Feb 2016
Artist Richard Prince Sued For Use Of Photo From Instagram
It is not the first time artist Richard Prince has made headlines for appropriating others' artwork into his own without attribution or license.
United States
11 Jan 2016
Greater Liability For ISP's
The notices contained a demand that the subscribers pay Rightscorp $10 or $20 per infringement, in addition to removing the content.
United States
5 Jan 2016
Copyright Royalty Board Issues Rate Increase To Pandora
On December 16, 2015, the Copyright Royalty Board released its much-anticipated ruling, increasing the royalty amount that Pandora and other digital streaming services must pay to stream music in 2016.
United States
29 Dec 2015
Pre-1972 Recording Rulings – Not As Happy Together Or As A Settlement
This week, after a string of wins, two members of the classic rock group the Turtles suffered a setback in their lawsuit against satellite radio provider, SiriusXM (Flo & Eddie Inc. v. Sirius XM Radio Inc.).
United States
1 Jul 2015
Ninth Circuit Draws Fine Line Around Fine Art Resale Royalties
Whether the state law interferes with federal copyright laws remains to be seen.
United States
13 May 2015
Jury Sees A Clear Line – Pharrell, Thicke Crossed It
Pharrell Williams, famous for singing about how "Happy" he is, might be changing his tune these days.
United States
16 Apr 2015
Keep Your Collection Away From The Collectors: Tax Planning For Fine Art
Appreciation of fine art can create challenging tax issues, but with proper planning collectors can minimize the estate, gift, and income tax consequences of their collections.
United States
24 Oct 2014
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