copyright

Bruno Mars accused of stealing ‘Uptown Funk’ hook

The Grammy-winning track sounds oddly similar to a 1979 single from The Sequence.
In Music by Joel Freimark / February 25, 2016

The Fat Jew’s publisher threatened to sue us for linking to his stolen book

Apparently, Fat Jew doesn't like it when people steal his stuff.
In News by Joe Veix / November 6, 2015

Happy Birthday copyright may have expired in 1922

The copyright brings in millions of dollars each year in royalty payments, but may have been public domain the entire time.
In Music by Joel Freimark / July 29, 2015

British court overturns ‘personal copying’ music law

To those wondering why the music industry continues to struggle, this ruling is just another clear finger as to how out of touch the entire industry remains.
In Music by Joel Freimark / June 19, 2015

Jay Z wins precedent-setting copyright lawsuit

The copyright-troll lawsuit against Jay Z’s "Run This Town" has been dismissed by a judge, setting a precedent that will impact hip-hop for years to come.
In Music by Joel Freimark / December 11, 2014

SoundCloud ending ad-free days, inks deal with Warner Music Group

SoundCloud announced a licensing agreement with Warner Music Group, admitting large-scale ads are on their way to the service, as well as many other big changes
In Music by Joel Freimark / November 5, 2014

Sony and ASCAP collude against Pandora…and lose

ASCAP got together with some of the most powerful companies in the music industry to try and scare Pandora into paying more than their fair share, and the judge wasn't fooled.
In Music by Joel Freimark / April 3, 2014

The new Beatles bootleg release was a quick copyright extension scheme

More insulting is the fact that the entire release was masterminded solely for benefit of the royalty owners rather than music fans.
In Music by Dan Turkel / December 17, 2013

Beastie Boys fighting for an outdated right?

What’s the difference between a company re-working a song for an online video, as opposed to a random singer on YouTube posting their own cover of the song?
In Music by Joel Freimark / November 29, 2013