March 22, 2017

The public domain consists of works that aren’t protected by copyright or by other legal means. These works can be used for free however you wish without seeking permission.

There are a few ways a piece of music can enter the public domain.

- Its copyright has expired; o...

August 26, 2015

In 2010, Vincent Peters sued Kanye West for infringing his song “Stronger”. The defending work was a Kanye West song of the same name, a big hip-hop hit released in 2007. Peters claimed that West illegitimately copied his song (mainly, his lyrics). Peters went to the U...

July 15, 2015

For music industry people, the most notable copyright issue in the first half of 2015 would be the ‘Blurred Lines’ copyright case. Caramanica talks about the controversy over the verdict. The case started with Marvin Gaye’s family insisting that the 2013 pop hit ‘Blurr...

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