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Nirvana lawsuit proceeds in Marc Jacobs smiley face infringement case
Nirvana lawsuit proceeds in Marc Jacobs smiley face infringement case
Nirvana filed a lawsuit against the famous clothing designer Marc Jacobs last December, accusing the brand of copyright and trademark infringement. The band claims Jacobs used the infamous "Happy Face" logo without permission, insinuating that all merchandise by the clothing label containing that logo was endorsed by the grunge icons...
Does Ariana Grande’s “7 Rings” rip off Princess Nokia?
Does Ariana Grande’s “7 Rings” rip off Princess Nokia?
Ariana Grande’s “7 Rings” has sent the internet into a frenzy. However, all of the publicity has summoned the attention of alternative rapper Princess Nokia, and her response is far from positive. Princess Nokia claims that Grande’s latest song rips off “Mine,” from her 2017 release 1992 Deluxe. In a video the rapper shared to Tw...
Wu-Tang Clan are being sued for copyright infringement
Wu-Tang Clan are being sued for copyright infringement
Hip hop group Wu-Tang Clan are being sued for copyright infringement over their song "People Say." Read more: Martin Shkreli ordered to forfeit his rare Wu-Tang Clan album According to TMZ, '60s soul trio The Diplomats claim that Mathematics, a producer for Wu-Tang, ripped off the "melody, lyrics and rhythm" of their 1969 track "I've Got The Kind Of Love." The ... Re
Taylor Swift reportedly sued over “Shake It Off” lyrics
Taylor Swift reportedly sued over “Shake It Off” lyrics
Taylor Swift might be trying to leave her previous eras behind (as made obvious by her "Look What You Made Me Do" music video...), but it doesn’t look like she’ll be doing that too easily. Swift has reportedly been hit by a copyright lawsuit from songwriters Sean Hall and Nate Butler over her 2014 bop “Shake It Off,” according to TMZ. They are reporting that the ...
Anti-Piracy “Six Strikes System” going into effect this week
Anti-Piracy “Six Strikes System” going into effect this week
A long-talked-about but never enacted (until yesterday) anti-piracy movement has begun. The Copyright Alert System (CAS)--or what is popularly being called the "six strikes" system--will see Internet Service Providers (ISPs) like AT&T, Cablevision, Comcast, Time Warner Cable, and Verizon, issuing "strikes" to users they believe are engaging in illegal  downloading. The .