Spotify Spotted for Alleged Copyright Infringement with a $150M Lawsuit

Spotify is a digital music service that provides users access to millions of songs via its expansive music streaming service. Recently, Spotify was sued by an independent rock musician David Lowery, a lead singer for Cracker and Camper Van Beethoven. The Complaint is lobbed by a $150M putative..

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PETA PLEADS CALIFORNIA COURT TO STOP MONKEYING AROUND

An entertaining case emerged at the United States Copyright Office back in September in regards to a "selfie" taken by a male crested black macaque named Naruto in Indonesia in 2011. Naruto took “selfies” spontaneously without any human assistance. Consequently, a suit was filed arguing that..

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Push Pause Before You Play: The Reality of Copyrights and Music Licensing

 Music is omnipresent in our daily lives. We wake up to music, study to music, workout to music, even fall asleep to music. We all love music. From Jay-Z’s Empire State of Mind to Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony, every genre has the mystic to flood our souls with emotions. Studies show that music can..

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Appeal Court Affirms No Copyright Protection for Bikram Yoga Poses

The United States Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit concluded recently that the twenty-six (26) moves of Bikram Yoga cannot be copyrighted. Essentially, the Court ruled that yoga possess and its related breathing routines are not entitled to copyright protection because copyright protection is..

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Colombian Consumers Demand Genuine Products; US-Colombia FTA Penalizes Piracy

We recently spoke to an online-based video game distributor in Medellin Colombia who explained his fight against pirated versions of games he sells. In his hometown there is a district known for its black-market shops infamously called “El Hueco”, The Hole. For years Colombians were able to find..

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