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U.S. Supports Photographer in Andy Warhol Copyright Case

The U.S. government has agreed with the Circuit Court of Appeals regarding a high-profile copyright infringement lawsuit between photographer Lynn Goldsmith and the Andy Warhol Foundation. The U.S. Supreme Court will be hearing the case, which involves the rights of the renowned photographer to pursue a copyright infringement lawsuit regarding Andy Warhol’s paintings of her …

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Google’s Copyright Win – What it Means for Other Industries

In what has been dubbed the “copyright case of the century,” Oracle and Google have been locked in a decade-long copyright battle. Software firm Oracle accused tech giant Google of stealing lines of code from its Java programming language for Google’s Android mobile device operating system. Google argued that computer code could not be copyrighted …

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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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Nicki Minaj to Copyright Trial After Winning Fair Use Case

Tracy Chapman has accused Nicki Minaj of infringing the copyright of her song, “Baby Can I Hold You,” for her remake titled “Sorry” which features Nas. U.S. District Court Judge Virginia Phillips, after reviewing summary judgment documents from both parties, concluded that Minaj’s “Sorry” creation constituted fair use of copyright. In making this decision, Phillips …

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