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Case critical to copyright future - Pacific Daily News

Case critical to copyright future
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Unlike cable and satellite systems, which pay the broadcasters for the right to retransmit their copyrighted programming, Aereo pays nothing. And how are they able to do this?
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There is a new streaming broadcast system called Areo. It streams for-a-fee over the air and can possibly change all content media, and can also change the copyright laws in the future.

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Ariana Grande's 'The Way' prompts copyright infringement lawsuit

Ariana Grande's 'The Way' prompts copyright infringement lawsuit | Copyright Infringement | Scoop.it
Pop star Ariana Grande, her publishing company and record label were named in a stinging copyright infringement lawsuit in federal court on Wednesday related to her hit song 'The Way.' (#music Pop star Ariana Grande sued for copyright infringement...
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The lawsuit claims that Grande and Mac Miller duplicated the vocal beginning to the Jimmy Castor Bunch’s “Troglodyte” when they recorded “The Way.”“The Way” begins with the spoken phrase “What we gotta do right here is go back, back into time.” Grande’s song was a Top 10 hit on the Billboard charts and an iTunes No. 1 single earlier this year.
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Lyrics, Licensing and Litigation: The NMPA's Copyright Battle - RU Daily Targum

Lyrics, Licensing and Litigation: The NMPA's Copyright Battle - RU Daily Targum | Copyright Infringement | Scoop.it
Lyrics, Licensing and Litigation: The NMPA's Copyright Battle RU Daily Targum Fair use legislation is once again rearing its head in the music industry, as last Monday, the National Music Publishers Association (NMPA) issued cease and desist...
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In this case, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of the copyright holders, stating that the reproduction of entire quotations from the memoir did not constitute fair use under the Copyright Act. By the court’s measure, the lifted quotations accounted for roughly twelve percent of the article’s content.

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Beastie Boys To Sue Toy Company For Copy Infringement | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales | HipHop DX

Beastie Boys To Sue Toy Company For Copy Infringement | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales | HipHop DX | Copyright Infringement | Scoop.it
The iconic Hip Hop group has filed a suit against toymaker GoldieBlox, alleging "systematic infringement of intellectual property." (Beastie Boys To Sue Toy Company For Copy Infringement http://t.co/uFvxMQFfSn)...
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 In the claim, legal representatives for the group allege that the toymaker has “engaged in the systematic infringement of intellectual property from numerous popular music groups, including the Beastie Boys. The company created a series of video advertisements set to well-known songs from popular artists in an effort to achieve the company’s primary goal of selling toys.”

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OFF BEAT: Madonna wins music copyright infringement suit - Business Insurance

OFF BEAT: Madonna wins music copyright infringement suit - Business Insurance | Copyright Infringement | Scoop.it
OFF BEAT: Madonna wins music copyright infringement suit Business Insurance The Queen of Pop, Madonna — recently named the highest paid musician of 2013 by Forbes — this week defeated a lawsuit that claimed she and producer Robert “Shep” Pettibone...
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 U.S. District Court judge in California has ruled on summary judgment that sampling of the Horn hit was "trivial," in that in could not be recognized. "Having listened to the sound recordings of Chicago Bus Stop, Love Break and Vogue, the Court finds that no reasonable audience would find the sampled portions qualitatively or quantitatively significant in relation to the infringing work, nor would they recognize the appropriation," the ruling reads.

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Music Publishers Crack Down on Sites Featuring Song Lyrics - Variety

Music Publishers Crack Down on Sites Featuring Song Lyrics - Variety | Copyright Infringement | Scoop.it
Slate Magazine (blog) Music Publishers Crack Down on Sites Featuring Song Lyrics Variety He notes that unlicensed lyric sites have been “largely overlooked” in the fight against piracy, in part because the public “doesn't understand that this is a...
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The organization is working with David Lowery on tracking sites. He notes that unlicensed lyric sites have been “largely overlooked” in the fight against piracy, in part because the public “doesn’t understand that this is a type of copyright infringement” and because of the notion that not a lot of money is at stake.

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