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Pharrell

Pharrell Williams: Blurred Lines verdict 'handicaps creators'

The Blurred Lines verdict "handicaps any creator out there who is making something that might be inspired by something else,” ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Mar 20th 2015 at 10:17AM
Vick Bain

Music Week poll: Blurred Lines verdict unfair Gated Content

Nearly three quarters of respondents to a Music Week poll disagree with the ruling that decided Robin Thicke, Pharrell Williams ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Mar 19th 2015 at 9:58AM
Bjoyn

Producer Bjorn Lynne accuses Universal of 'hijacking' his music

Norwegian producer Bjorn Lynne (pictured) has accused Universal Music Group of "hijacking" his music to use in YouTube ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Mar 18th 2015 at 12:40PM
Blurred Lines poll

POLL: Do you agree with the Blurred Lines verdict?

Yesterday, a Californian jury decided that Robin Thicke, Pharrell Williams and T.I.’s Blurred Lines breached the copyright of Marvin Gaye’s ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Mar 12th 2015 at 11:35AM

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Robin Thicke

Blurred Lines verdict 'doesn't set a new precedent and shouldn't stifle creativity'

It was decided by a Californian court earlier this week that Blurred Lines, the hit single by Pharrell Williams, ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Mar 12th 2015 at 10:36AM
Creators join forces to lobby US Congress

Creators join forces to lobby US Congress

Over 1,500 creators have signed a letter sent to to US Congress "affirming core copyright principles held by the creative ...

by Emmanuel Legrand
on Mar 11th 2015 at 3:15PM
Pharrell

Marvin Gaye's family awarded $7.3m in Blurred Lines trial

A Californian jury has decided that Robin Thicke, Pharrell Williams and T.I.’s Blurred Lines breached the copyright of Marvin Gaye’s ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Mar 11th 2015 at 11:00AM
EU Court

Mobile companies not liable for users' copyright infringement, says EU court

The European Court of Justice has ruled that technology companies do not need to compensate copyright-holders when private copies of ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Mar 9th 2015 at 2:31PM

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Blurred Lines

Blurred Lines trial set for resolution today

The trial to determine whether Robin Thicke and Pharell Williams plagiarised parts of the late Marvin Gaye's 1997 track Got ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Mar 6th 2015 at 3:06PM
ASCAP

ASCAP hits the $1bn threshold in revenues

ASCAP has become the first performance rights society in the world to report revenues in excess of $1 billion.

by Emmanuel Legrand
on Mar 3rd 2015 at 11:00AM
US

US Copyright Office makes proposals to modernise music licensing

The United Sates music industry is preparing for a major overhaul of its copyright framework following the disclosure on February ...

by Emmanuel Legrand
on Feb 6th 2015 at 10:03AM

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Parliament

Government backs down over removal of copyright protection for unpublished works

The Government has halted a proposed move that would see law protecting the copyright of certain unpublished sound recordings up ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Jan 29th 2015 at 3:31PM
Finland

Finland to introduce private copying compensation

Finland is to introduce a government fund to compensate artists for the private copying of music and films.

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Dec 15th 2014 at 10:29AM
YouTube launches music copyright tracking feature

YouTube launches music copyright tracking feature

YouTube has launched a new feature called Content ID that will determine if an uploaded video contains copyrighted music.

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Dec 9th 2014 at 11:02AM
Grooveshark to launch digital radio app

Grooveshark to launch digital radio app

Grooveshark will launch a radio service application in January in an attempt to legitimise the services offered by the company.

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Dec 9th 2014 at 10:24AM

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Parliament

Industry files for judicial review over lack of compensation in private copying exception

The Musicians’ Union, BASCA and UK Music have launched an application for a judicial review of the Government’s introduction of ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Nov 27th 2014 at 12:15PM
Vince Power

PRS 'strongly denies' Vince Power allegations, legal action continues

PRS for Music has responded to Vince Power's assertion that the organisation wrongly claimed that Hop Farm did not have ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Nov 27th 2014 at 12:02PM
Mike Weatherly MP publishes report on copyright education

Mike Weatherly MP publishes report on copyright education

Mike Weatherley MP, the Prime Minister’s advisor on intellectual property (IP), has released a report focusing on copyright education and ...

by Coral Williamson
on Oct 10th 2014 at 2:10PM
Young Turks hits out at Hugo Boss for 'fake' xx track

Young Turks hits out at Hugo Boss for 'fake' xx track

Young Turks have hit out at fashion designer Hugo Boss for using what it calls a fake version of a ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Oct 7th 2014 at 11:20AM
Personal copying exception comes into effect in UK IP law

Personal copying exception comes into effect in UK IP law

Changes to IP law that allow consumers to legally make copies of content for personal use have come into effect.

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Oct 2nd 2014 at 3:09PM
Monster Energy

Monster hit with another Beastie Boys lawsuit

Monster Beverage Corp has found itself on the end of another Beastie Boys-related lawsuit after losing a $1.7 million copyright ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Sep 26th 2014 at 11:36AM
SiriusXM loses pre-1972 court battle in US

SiriusXM loses pre-1972 court battle in US

In a decision that could have ramifications across the US music industry, a California federal judge has deemed Flo & ...

by Coral Williamson
on Sep 24th 2014 at 2:31PM
4CHan

4Chan to implement DMCA copyright policy

US website 4Chan has pledged to implement a Digital Millennium Copyright Act policy to allow content owners to get material ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Sep 8th 2014 at 9:34AM
Parliament passes 'right to parody' law

Parliament passes 'right to parody' law

The House of Lords has voted in favour of a law that will give people the right to alter copyrighted ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Aug 1st 2014 at 1:43PM