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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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French Publishers and Facebook Sign Copyright Agreement

On Thursday, Facebook announced that it has signed an initial copyright agreement with lobbyists for several French news publishers. This paves the way for Facebook to pay for the news content it uses on its online platforms in France. This initial agreement includes a document that consists of a few pages, referred to as a …

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Copyright Agreement Between Google and French Newspapers

Google, a subsidiary of Alphabet, announced on its blog that it has signed copyright agreements with six French magazines and newspapers, including Le Figaro and Le Monde. These agreements follow months of negotiations between the tech giant, French news agencies and publishers, where they decided how to apply the EU’s updated copyright rules, which let …

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Trump vs. Linkin Park in Video Copyright Complaint

After a copyright infringement complaint from Linkin Park, Twitter has removed a campaign video retweeted by President Trump. The band stated that it had not given the Trump campaign permission to use their song “In the End,” which plays in the video’s background. The video featured images of President Trump as well as excerpts from …

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