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Owner of “Let’s Get It On” Copyright Sues Ed Sheeran for $100 Million

USA - July 1 2018 This week, the owner of the copyright for Marvin Gaye’s hit song “Let’s Get It On” filed a complaint against English singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran. The…

Paul McCartney Seeks to Reclaim Rights to Beatles Songs Under the Copyright Act

USA - January 19 2017 Sir Paul McCartney aims to reclaim his rights to popular Beatles songs in a complaint filed yesterday. The complaint seeks a declaratory judgment…

Judge Rakoff Finds that “Embedding” Photos and Videos Online Can Infringe Copyrights, Rejecting “Server Rule”

USA - July 30 2021 In an important copyright ruling today, Judge Rakoff ruled that “embedding” material online — in this case, a news organization embedding in an…

Jason Meade, Charles A. Michael.

Judge Rakoff Dismisses 10(b) Claims Against PwC for Alleged Petrobras Bribery Scheme, But Allows Section 11 Claims to Proceed Despite Omnicare

Brazil - February 22 2016 Last week, Judge Rakoff granted Pricewaterhouse Coopers' motion to dismiss Section 10(b) claims brought as part of the ongoing class action over an…

Judge Rakoff, with Nod to Taylor Swift, Dismisses Copyright Claims Against Beyoncé’s “Lemonade”

USA - September 13 2016 Yesterday, Judge Rakoff dismissed claims that Beyoncé’s “Lemonade” infringed on the short film “Palinoia” through similarities in images, audio, and…