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Ed Sheeran Victorious in ‘Shape of You’ Copyright Case

Ed Sheeran, a multiple Grammy Award-winning songwriter, had another win–a UK copyright fight over his 2017 hit song, “Shape of You.” He went on to complain about what he said was a culture of frivolous lawsuits designed to extract money from artists who wish to avoid an expensive trial. At issue: a claim that he …

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Childish Gambino Faces Copyright Infringement Lawsuit

Rapper Childish Gambino (Donald Glover) has been accused of copyright infringement for his 2018 hit song, “The is America.” This is America vs. Made in America – Is it Copyright Infringement? Florida rapper Emelike Nwosuocha, known as Kidd Wes, claims that Gambino copied key features of his song “Made in America” for his own composition, …

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Neil Young Ceases Copyright Case Against Donald Trump

As Donald Trump seems certain to lose his 2020 presidential bid, singer-songwriter Neil Young has decided not to continue to fight him in court over the use of his songs “Devil’s Sidewalk” and “Rockin’ in the Free World” at Trump’s campaign rallies. Papers were filed on Monday to dismiss the copyright case. Back in August, …

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Videographer Loses Blackbeard Pirate Ship Copyright Case

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled in favor of states’ rights and against a videographer who claimed copyright infringement, after spending 20 years documenting an infamous vessel’s salvaging operation. The ship in question was a French slave ship that Blackbeard, the notorious pirate, captured in 1717 and renamed The Queen Anne’s Revenge. For this copyright …

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