All posts in category Copyright Infringement

Radiohead is suing Lana Del Rey for copyright. How can the jury tell?

English rock band Radiohead is reportedly planning to sue American pop star Lana Del Rey for copyright infringement, from similarities between Del Rey’s 2017 song “Get Free” and Radiohead’s breakthrough 1992 single “Creep.” In a tweet, Del Rey confirmed that Radiohead had refused a settlement offer, and are seeking her profits. Compare “Creep” and “Get […]

Here we go: the first major copyright dispute of the 2012 elections

by Jarred Taylor Last year, I wrote two posts describing the growing role that copyright is beginning to play in electoral politics.  The gist: using either the courts or the takedown process provided by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, political campaigns are facing copyright claims against their political ads from content owners such as news outlets or musicians. […]

Geohot in Hot Water

It appears Sony’s favorite hacker is getting creative, not at his computer screen, but in the courtroom. George Hotz, a.k.a. “geohot” in the hacking community, is claiming he had no knowledge that Sony Computer Entertainment of Amercia (SCEA) ever existed.

Of Copyrights and Campaigns: Fox News Network v. Carnahan for Senate

[Note: The following post originally appears on State of Elections, the blog for William & Mary Law School’s Election Law Society.  It is cross-posted here with their generous permission.] by Jarred Taylor The intersection of copyright law and elections is growing to be an important new area of study and litigation.  The Center for Democracy and […]

Broadcasters Fighting Illegal Broadcasting

By Natch Greyes Historically, broadcasting companies have struck only a few, very limited deals to allow the dissemination of their content through online ad-supported streaming platforms, such as Hulu, other than their own websites. There is some evidence that these platforms have cut down, at least somewhat, on the problem of piracy. But, in a […]

COICA: A Potential Shift in Intellectual Property Law

By Natch Greyes Tomorrow, September 30, 2010 the Senate Committee on the Judiciary will consider S.3804: Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeit Act (COICA). Senators Leahy (D-VT) and Hatch (R-UT), two Senators who typically work in tandem on intellectual property, are the main drivers of this bill, but COICA has garnered support from everywhere along the […]

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