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January 4, 2019 10:02 AM Jury to decide whether Ed Sheeran copied Marvin Gaye

In a new ruling, a judge says there are "substantial similarities" between Sheeran's Thinking Out Loud and Gaye's Let's Get It On. Instead, District Judge Louis Stanton ruled that a jury should decide on whether parts of Let's Get It On, released in 1973, were copied in the singer's 2014 number one and Grammy-winning hit Thinking Out Loud. In a decision 140

January 1, 2019 8:23 PM Top-Ho, Jeeves: Happy Public Domain Dy 2019 – what you can use for free

It’s Public Domain Day, the moment when lots of old works become free to use. It’s a biggie this year because for 20 years nothing new has been released. In 1998 Disney and other copyright holders got the State to impose copyright restrictions for an additional 20 years. The 1998 Copyright Term Extension Act is a horror. Works from 1922, including James 99

November 13, 2018 12:28 PM Food taste 'not protected by copyright' rules EU court

The taste of a food cannot be protected by copyright, the EU's highest legal authority has ruled in a case involving a Dutch cheese. The European Court of Justice said the taste of food was too "subjective and variable" for it to meet the requirements for copyright protection. The court was asked to rule in the case of a spreadable cream cheese and herb dip, Heksenkaas 43

October 30, 2018 8:00 AM Pharrell orders Donald Trump to stop playing his music

Pharrell Williams has told US President Donald Trump to stop playing his music at political events. The warning comes after the US leader attended a rally in Indiana on Saturday where the song Happy was played. A letter issued through Pharrell's lawyer said there was nothing "happy" about the tragedy and "no permission was granted" to use the song. The shooting 36

October 30, 2018 2:37 AM Get 'Happy' out of your rallies, Pharrell Williams warns Trump

The singer called out the president for playing his upbeat song hours after "the mass murder of 11 human beings" at a synagogue. Lawyers for the singer issued Mr Trump a cease and desist letter after he played the song at a political event in Indiana "on the day of the mass murder of 11 human bring at the hands of a deranged 'nationalist'". The president 97

October 24, 2018 8:52 AM Nicki Minaj sued by Tracy Chapman over Baby Can I Hold You sample

Nicki Minaj is being sued by singer-songwriter Tracy Chapman over claims she sampled her song without permission. A lawsuit has been filed over Nicki's track Sorry - which it's claimed she wanted to release on her album Queen - in a court in Los Angeles. It's alleged the rapper used a sample from Tracy's 1988 hit Baby Can I Hold You - despite being told she couldn't 48

October 24, 2018 1:15 AM Nicki Minaj sued for using Tracy Chapman's song without permission

The rapper has been accused of incorporating the lyrics and vocal melody of Chapman's 1988 single Baby Can I Hold You into Minaj's unreleased track Sorry. Chapman has filed a copyright infringement lawsuit in a federal court in Los Angeles. The lawsuit claims the singer repeatedly turned down a series of requests to allow Minaj to sample the song for her fourth 48

July 5, 2018 4:58 AM ‘BONKERS’ new EU law could be passed TODAY limiting FREEDOM of SPEECH and banning memes

THE EUROPEAN Union could be about to pass a law which will dramatically curb freedom of speech online by passing a law which could “ban memes”, limit the sharing of news articles, and lead to mass surveillance. Today the European Parliament will be asked to decide if it will overturn a decision made by only 14 MEPs to censor the internet for every EU citizen 74

June 29, 2018 6:08 PM Part owner of Marvin Gaye song sues Ed Sheeran over hit song

NEW YORK (AP) - A part owner of Marvin Gaye's "Let's Get It On" is suing Ed Sheeran for $100 million after getting blocked from a similar lawsuit brought by other copyright owners. Both lawsuits say the British songwriter copied parts of the soul classic for his Grammy-winning hit "Thinking Out Loud." A lawyer for Structured Asset Sales said the new lawsuit's 35

June 29, 2018 1:24 AM Ed Sheeran being sued for £76m for allegedly ripping off Marvin Gaye song

Ed Sheeran is being sued for 100 million dollars (£76.4 million) for allegedly ripping off parts of Marvin Gaye’s classic Let’s Get It On for his hit Thinking Out Loud. According to legal documents lodged in New York, the British star’s 2014 track copies the “melody, rhythms, harmonies, drums, bass line, backing chorus, tempo, syncopation and looping 36