Led Zeppelin are safe from copyright infringement in Stairway to Heaven thanks to “pre-1976 music” law

Led Zeppelin have won a case against them (again) that claims they stole elements of their huge track Stairway to Heaven from another thanks to a concrete copyright law for older recordings. Earlier in the…

The CASE Act could revolutionise the power small creators have over their work – Here’s how

How can we protect ourselves in a transforming industry, as art is becoming more and more independent? The CASE Act is part of a new and changing world for small and independent creators. A new…

Lady Gaga vs Ex BF Rob Fusari – Don’t You Want Me Baby?

Stefani Germanotta, aka Lady Gaga is both suing and being sued by her ex-producer and ex-boyfriend Rob Fusari. Fusari, who has had two songs with other artists hit the top spot in the Billboard top…

Pink Floyd Beat EMI In Court

Pink Floyd have been in court with EMI, their record label of 43 years, over what level of royalties they should be paid for digital sales of their music, and as to whether tracks from…

Hands on EMI

Having admitted in the Financial Times that his investment in EMI has shed around £2 billion in value since the 2007 purchase, more information is being made public about the radical solutions that Terra Firma’s…

Michael Jackson’s Doctor Conrad Murray To Be Charged With Manslaughter

There are “strong indications” that Conrad Murray, who Jackson hired to be his personal physician in advance of his strenuous ‘This Is It Tour’, will be charged in a Los Angeles court this week. Murray…

Music Piracy – Back and Forth On Damages In US Courts

Jammie Thomas-Rasset may have caught a break, depending on whether the US courts can agree with one another on the amount of damages appropriate to each breach of music copyright. Originally, the consortium of record…

Big 4 Fall Out Over Grooveshark

Remember back in October, when EMI were negotiating a deal with Grooveshark, then changed their mind and decided to sue them, then broke off the pursuit of their lawsuit and instead signed a licensing agreement…

BlueBeat – Psycho Acoustic Crusher

We picked up on Blue Beat’s strange decision to start streaming otherwise unavailable tracks from the Beatles’ back catalogue without the right’s owners permission, but it turns out their infringements are much more widespread. As…