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“Thinking Out Loud” About Copyright Infringement (Again)

USA - August 7 2017 Ed Sheeran has had plenty of court troubles recently. After reportedly reaching a settlement over his song “Photograph” earlier this year, he was…

Got a Website or an App? Take Action to Protect Yourself!

USA - November 3 2016 The U.S. Copyright Office has announced a new electronic filing system for registering websites, apps, and other online platforms for "safe harbor"…

Are Jokes Protected by Copyright? Court Allows Case Against Conan O’Brien To Proceed

USA - May 16 2017 The US District Court for the Southern District of California has allowed a case to proceed against Conan O’Brien and others for alleged infringement…

Music Licensing Databases? The Transparency in Music Licensing Ownership Act and ASCAP/BMI

USA - August 1 2017 On July 20, US Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI) introduced the Transparency in Music Licensing Ownership Act. The legislation would create a…

Mark Ronson Sued For Infringing 80’s Funk “Masterpiece”

USA - September 20 2017 On September 12, 2017, the publisher of the legendary song “More Bounce to the Ounce” filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against music producer…