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Feb
5
2018

U2 guitar solo not copied

U2 guitar solo not copied

A New York judge has dismissed a copyright infringement case filed against U2 by musician Paul Rose. The law suit claimed that U2’s guitar solo on their single ‘The Fly, from the immensely popular 1991 album Achtung Baby, was a rip off of a 12-second segment of Rose’s 1989 experimental song ‘Nae Slappin’.Rose claims the […]

Jan
29
2018

Grumpy cat wins €613.000,-

Grumpy cat wins €613.000,-

Social media sensation Grumpy Cat wins €613.000,- in a copyright infringement case. The cat that became an internet sensation because of its gloomy expression, has earned its owner a lot of money. Grumpy Cat, real name Tardar Sauce, went viral due to its permanently moody face. The cat’s popularity resulted in a Christmas film, TV appearances […]

Jan
19
2018

Framed

framed

The ‘Dubai Frame’, a gigantic 150 metres high and 93 metres wide structure, nears completion despite the fact the original architect has sued for copyright infringement. The work of art is due to open later this year. Fernando Donis, a Rotterdam-based architect, won an international competition for the project nine years ago, organised by the Dubai Municipality Donis’ proposal – […]

Jan
15
2018

Law is in the air

law is in the air

The musicians behind the iconic hit “Love Is In The Air” are suing an American electric pop duo and Air France, accusing them of ripping off the song. Harry Vanda and George Young wrote John Paul Young’s ‘Love is in the Air’, a song so famous, you only have to hear the first few notes […]

Dec
4
2017

Re-Marc-able

Re-Marc-able

Fashion brand Marc Jacobs has been sued for copyright infringement over the company’s Resort 2017 collection, that featured several pins and patches that were allegedly “flagrant, unlawful copies” of work by other artists. The law suit points to five pins from the collection that allegedly infringe on designs by artist Katie Thierjung and two private […]

Dec
1
2017

Getty out of my way

Probably, we all have had clients who have been contacted by Getty Images or Masterfile due to unlawful use of a photo on the website. These companies claim copyright infringement, which can be resolved by paying a fee including legal costs. Whereas the starting point is the copyright on the photo, this starting point will […]

Nov
20
2017

Pirates of the Copyright

Pirates of the Copyright

Disney has been sued for copyright infringement over the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. Success has many fathers. And so do pirates, so it seems. Screenwriters Lee Alfred II and Ezequiel Martinez Jr and producer Tova Laiter, filed a lawsuit in a Colorado federal court, alleging that Disney studios committed “willful infringement of original copyrighted […]

Nov
6
2017

Lose yourself in court

Lose yourself in court

Rapper Eminem has won a lawsuit in New Zealand against a political party who used the artist’s song without permission in 2014. A song that closely resembles Eminem’s song ‘Lose Yourself’ was played in an ad of the Australian conservative National Party. During the lawsuit lawyers and judges had to concentrate and listen to Eminem’s […]

Oct
30
2017

A Classixx infringement case

A Classixx infringement case

A Los Angeles pop duo, is suing fashion retail chain H&M over the use of their band name on t-shirts. Classixx, an LA dance-pop duo, make upbeat, metropolitan music that seems to flourish in shopping malls. But not only in shopping malls, but also in shops, so it seems. Apparently, Swedish fashion giant H&M has […]

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