The amount fell well short of the nearly $20 million sought by attorneys for Marcus Gray and the two co-writers of "Joyful Noise."
Perry's attorney argued that similarities were "basic building blocks of music" that "should be available to everyone."
Gaye’s family was also awarded interest on an earlier award that wasn’t immediately paid as well as 50 percent royalties on “Blurred Lines” from now on.
The lawsuit claims Sheeran's "Thinking Out Loud" shares the “same melody, rhythms, harmonies, drums” as Gaye’s classic hit.
Joshua Schulte, 29, faces several charges, including criminal copyright infringement and possession of child pornography.
Who knows if animals want to collect royalties, a judge wrote.
The Public Domain Information Project provides a list of Christmas public domain songs for anyone to peruse. Songs like the
Sleigh Bells filed a complaint against Lovato on Monday in California.
This legal reality doesn't do very much to heal the burn when concept rip-offs happen. And, since there's very little to
Eriq Gardner's article "A Famous Murder Mystery Comes Up in Graffiti Artist's Lawsuit Over Katy Perry's Met Gala Dress" is
Shall we end up condoning thieves, rapists, pedophiles and killers based on the conceptual lalaland of a few arrogant, financially powerful trendsetters and unscrupulous merchants?
A critic at ArtNet laid into Prince after the Gagosian show too, writing that it had "thin offerings for anyone who is in
I first saw the hit Broadway musical Jersey Boys in mid-July 06' -- not late December, back in 63'. A tale about blue-collar boys from the wrong side of the tracks becoming one of the biggest pop music sensations of all time is a plot that just writes itself -- or does it?
So many people get caught up in the fact that "you don't have to register the copyrights to your work because it's copyrighted the moment you create it." However, if you want real protection and legal hold when it comes to your work being stolen (copyright infringement), it's worth the few minutes and few dollars to register it.
Creativity is difficult to protect! So stand up for yourself, take any help you can get, and don't expect everyone to agree with you.
The image I chose for my post was a beautiful Tree of Life creation, which fit perfectly with the subject matter of my post. At the time, I remember hesitating for just a moment. Was it an image I had purchased from a service? Had I found it in Creative Commons? Was it OK to use?