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Taylor Swift Can’t Shake Copyright Suit Over Song Lyrics
Author: Ronald S. BienstockDate: January 3, 2020
While Taylor Swift was recently named the “Artist of the Decade” at the American Music Awards, she has been unable to shake a copyright infringement suit over the lyrics of her 2014 hit Shake It Off. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently reversed the dismissal of copyright infringement claims against Swift after concluding that the evidence did not support a summary conclusion of lack of originality for copyright protection.
The, filed by Sean Hall, alleges that Swift copied the lyrics of his 2001 composition Playas Gon’ Play. The suit asserts a single claim of copyright infringement against Swift, which premised upon the lyrical similarities between Playas Gon’ Play and Shake it Off.
SCOTUS Decision in Tech Battle May Reshape Copyright Law
The U.S. Supreme Court Will Have the Final Word in an Epic Legal Battle Between Google and Oracle, Which Could...
Third Circuit Court Affirms Banana Costume Entitled to Copyright Protection
The Third Circuit Court of Appeals Recently Affirmed a District Court Ruling Granting a Preliminary Injunction in a Copyright Infringement...
Senate Committee Advances Creation of Copyright Small Claims Board
The Senate Judiciary Committee Recently Advanced Legislation Would Create a Copyright Small Claims Court within the U.S. Copyright Office The...
Ten SCOTUS Cases Impacting New Jersey Businesses
The U.S. Supreme Court Recently Decided Several High-Profile Cases, Many of Which Impact New York and New Jersey Businesses The...
SCOTUS Adds Pirate Ship Copyright Case to Docket
August 6, 2019
The U.S. Supreme Court Has Added a Copyright Infringement Case Involving Blackbeard's Pirate Ship to its Docket for Next Term...
U.S. Supreme Court Clarifies Meaning of “Full Costs” Under Copyright Law
April 4, 2019
In Rimini Street, Inc. v. Oracle USA, Inc., the U.S. Supreme Court Clarified the Meaning of “Full Costs” Under Copyright...
Local Theater Faces Stiff Penalties for Copyright Infringement
February 28, 2019
Producing a Play Without Obtaining Permission From Copyright Holders Can Result in Significant Legal Penalties… Producing a play without obtaining...
Suit Against Model Gigi Hadid Pits Right of Publicity Against Copyright Protection
February 26, 2019
Model Gigi Hadid Faces Copyright Infringement Suit for Posting Picture of Herself on Instagram Because Someone Else Owns the Copyright...
How Much Creativity Is Required for Copyright Protection?
January 10, 2019
A Recent Federal Court Decision Considers the Amount of Creativity Required for Copyright Protection A recent federal court decision involving...
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