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Nirvana sued over thirty-year-old t-shirt design featuring a 1949 illustration

Back in 1989, I purchased a Nirvana t-shirt emblazoned with a map of Upper Hell as described in Dante's Inferno. (The back of the shirt reads: "fudge packin crack smokin satan worshippin mother fucker") Now, the granddaughter of C.W. Scott-Giles, who created that hell illustration for a 1949 translation of Dante's Inferno, is suing Nirvana LLC for copyright infringement. — Read the rest
Tags: Art, Post, Music, News, Copyright, Nirvana, Dante, T-shirts, Scott Giles, Here We Are Now Entertain US, Nirvana LLC


Nirvana sued over t-shirt artwork dating back to 1989

Back in 1989, I purchased a Nirvana t-shirt emblazoned with a map of Upper Hell as described in Dante's Inferno. (The back of the shirt reads: "fudge packin crack smokin satan worshippin mother fucker") Now, the granddaughter of C.W. Scott-Giles, who created that hell illustration for a 1949 translation of Dante's Inferno, is suing Nirvana LLC for copyright infringement. — Read the rest
Tags: Art, Post, Music, News, Copyright, Nirvana, Dante, T-shirts, Scott Giles, Here We Are Now Entertain US, Nirvana LLC


Balan Wonderworld Accused of Plagiarizing Ghostbusters Song

The moderately received Balan Wonderworld has been subjected to accusations of plagiarism as it was discovered one of its songs is similar to a piece written for one of the Ghostbusters movies, certain to have many confused as to how the composer thought they could get away with such a thing (if they were indeed […]
Tags: Games, Music, Copyright, Plagiarism, Anime, Ghostbusters, Comparison, Balan Wonderworld


#NAMA: What changes the music industry and artists would like to see in the Copyright Act

“Today if you are paying two people [royalties on music they worked on], under the law there could be potentially six people who ought to be compensated for this exploitation,” said Rahul Ajatshatru of Ajatshatru Chambers. But, he said, there are many more people involved in a song’s creation that may be entitled to royalties, but are not receiving them. The music industry has undergone significant changes since the last time the Copyright Act was amended. Speakers at MediaNama’s discussion on C...
Tags: Travel, Music, News, India, America, Copyright, Digital Media, New Delhi, Delhi High Court, British High Commission, PPL, Netflix Facebook, Bombay High Court, Medianama, Nama, Surendran


Eddy Grant sues Trump campaign for copyright infringement over "Electric Avenue"

Eddy Grant filed a lawsuit against the Trump campaign for using his song "Electric Avenue" (1983) in a "bizarre animated ad posted on Twitter by Trump's campaign on Aug. 12 which depicts a cartoon version of Trump's White House rival, former Democratic Vice President Joe Biden, driving an old-fashioned train car while a speeding train that says "Trump Pence" and "KAG 2020" zips through a desolate town," as described by Billboard's Gil Kaufman. From Billboard: There is no context for the use o...
Tags: Post, Video, Music, News, Joe Biden, Copyright, Biden, Grant, Trump, Electric Avenue, Gil Kaufman, Trump Pence, Trump s White House, Eddy Grant, Donald Trump for President Inc, Brixton England


Why wouldn't the Trump campaign get the rights to use the music before putting up the ad?

I don't know why I'm able to see it here, so watch quickly before this one goes down too.The Trump tweet showing us the ad switched to an announcement that it had been disabled because of a copyright claim, and and later the Trump tweet was deleted.Anyway, here's a Yahoo article explaining what happened. It wasn't an ad made by the Trump campaign but a fan-made ad that Trump just retweeted. People just use things and don't attend to the legal niceties. The campaign would, I assume, clear the rig...
Tags: Music, Yahoo, Law, Washington, White House, Advertising, Joe Biden, Copyright, Viral Video, Linkin Park, Trump, Ann Althouse, Dan Scavino, Fleurie, Trump 2020, Jung Youth


Naughty Dog apologizes for using artist’s song without credit

A trailer for 'The Last of Us Part II' featured Lotte Kestner's cover of New Order's 'True Faith' without credit
Tags: Gaming, Music, News, Video Games, Trends, Copyright, Naughty Dog, The Last of Us Part II, Lotte Kestner


I'm trying to write up one wolf story, and another wolf story pops ups. I'm beset by wolves this morning.

I express my frustration out loud like this: "Remember 'Women who Run with the Wolves'? What the hell was that?""I also remember Naomi Wolf," says Meade."May I quote you?""Yes," he answers, adding "I also remember Wolf Blitzer."So the first story I'm trying very hard to process for this blog is: "A Feud in Wolf-Kink Erotica Raises a Deep Legal Question/What do copyright and authorship mean in the crowdsourced realm known as the Omegaverse?" That's in the NYT. I've had the tag open since yesterda...
Tags: Amazon, Books, Music, Law, Dogs, Wikipedia, Berlin, Copyright, Mythology, Architecture, Feminism, Pornography, Emma Watson, Wolves, Menstruation, Wolf




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 decade Led Zeppelin were taken to court by songwriter Randy Wolfe over one of their most famous tracks. Randy alleged that the British band had heard his band Spirit’s song ‘Taurus’ before writing ‘Stairway to Heaven’ and took elements from it. The court case initially concluded that ...
Tags: Music, Copyright, Copyright Infringement, Spirit, Circuit, Court Case, Led Zeppelin, Taurus, Digital Music News, Zeppelin, District Court, Randy, US Copyright Office, 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals, Randy Wolfe, Stairway to Heaven


How to legally use samples in your music

The specifics on how and where you can use samples you’ve found online can be murky. Make sure you’re clued up on how to use copyright samples in your commercial music before publishing. Make sure you trust where you’re obtaining your samples from. If they say ‘royalty-free’ but the site’s not legit, that claim means nothing. Please note you cannot use samples from your favourite songs or films without permission from the copyright holder, regardless of fair-use or the length of sample. ...
Tags: Facebook, Music, Legal, Youtube, Copyright, How To, Beats, Sell, Fair Use, License, Routenote, Lease, Facebook Content, Royalty Free, Tagged, Receipt


Can I distribute music without copyright registration?

It’s easy to get lost in copyright if you don’t have a clear understanding of how it works. Copyright is what legally protects your work from being stolen. So how do I copyright my work to keep it safe? In the US and Canada, from the moment you create anything, be it a song, book, video, photograph, etc. it is immediately protected by copyright. For this reason, you can legally and safely distribute music. Should you require a more secure written contract protecting your work, you can r...
Tags: Music, Legal, Government, US, Copyright, Canada, Stolen, How To, Protection, Distribution, Routenote, How To / Support / FAQs, US Registration


Youka creates karaoke videos from any YouTube music video

Using AI, ‘YouTube to Karaoke’ site would isolate the instrumental track of any YouTube music video and sync the lyrics with the muted vocal line. Unfortunately, this has since caught the attention of copyright holders and has quickly been shut down for legal reasons regarding ripping YouTube videos and lyrics. Youka’s creator has expressed plans to open-source the project, to not let the idea go to waste. In the meantime, checkout this open-source AI tool from Deezer, that will spli...
Tags: Open Source, Music, Website, Copyright, Dead, Track, Lyrics, Shut Down, Deezer, Project, Digital Music News, Tool, Vocal, Instrumental, Isolate, Digital Video News


Glossary of music industry words, terms and what they mean

Don’t get lost in the music industry chat. All the lingo you’ll need to get clued up on all things distribution, s treaming, revenue, etc. C/P Line – The C Line and P Line are indicators of who owns the music, be it you, your label or (if a cover) the original artist.Content ID – YouTube & Facebook both use a system that will identify where your music is being used and how you can control what happens to it.Copyright – Copyright is what protects you and your work from being stolen. Your w...
Tags: Terminology, Music, Digital, Music Industry, Copyright, Terms, Revenue, Music Streaming, Release, Chat, Content Id, Distribution, Metadata, Lingo, Don, UPC


Glossary of music industry terms

Don’t get lost in the music industry chat. All the lingo you’ll need to get clued up on all things distribution, s treaming, revenue, etc. C/P Line – The C Line and P Line are indicators of who owns the music, be it you, your label or (if a cover) the original artist.Content ID – YouTube & Facebook both use a system that will identify where your music is being used and how you can control what happens to it.Copyright – Copyright is what protects you and your work from being stolen. Your w...
Tags: Terminology, Music, Digital, Music Industry, Copyright, Terms, Revenue, Music Streaming, Release, Chat, Content Id, Distribution, Metadata, Lingo, Don, UPC


Sampling culture: How has it evolved and how much of modern music uses samples?

Sampling has developed as an art-form in itself and laces genres and artists through evolving patchworks of music; but when the paintbrush is sodden in legal and ethical questions how does it prevail and where does it stand? The art of music sampling is a storied and mostly modern tale. It’s evolution is found in the essence of all autered creation: to take inspiration from the creators and artists who came before and wield that power to paint your own picture with the methodology and visi...
Tags: Music, Taylor Swift, Rap, Copyright, Hip-hop, Ariana Grande, Rights, MCS, Kanye, Trent Reznor, Break, Digital Music News, Samples, Producers, Sampling, Old Town Road


UK scraps the EU’s controversial ‘meme ban’ Article 13

Videos, memes, and more are safe online in the UK after they announce they will be scrapping the much scrutinised law. As Brexit approaches, the UK have decided to scrap a controversial law from the EU that put content online at risk from mass censorship. Article 13, later named Article 17, threatened content on major sites like YouTube and Facebook. The law was created to crack down on copyrighted content being used and uploaded on major platforms online. It was created as a bid to pr...
Tags: Facebook, Music, UK, Law, Eu, Conservative, European Union, Copyright, Memes, Content, European Parliament, Brexit, Artist / Label News, Annabella Coldrick, Mmf, Article 13


Action Taimanin Removes Stolen Dubstep Song

The accusations toward Action Taimanin regarding stolen dubstep music apparently had some weight as the official Action Taimanin Twitter has delivered an apology and expunged the infringing item. Developer Gremory issued a statement and apology in both English and Japanese addressing the situation: Au5 (creator of the original track that was stolen) was, perhaps unsurprisingly, […]
Tags: Games, Music, Theft, Smartphones, Copyright, Anime, Casuals, Taimanin, Gremory


Action Taimanin Accused of Using Music Without Permission

Action Taimanin‘s status as a lazily developed smartphone game designed solely as a cashgrab has gone up slightly as accusations of the game pilfering music from a Western musician has surfaced, specifically stealing a song of the criticized dubstep genre. One observant player recognized that Au5’s song “Snowblind” was being used in the game, it […]
Tags: Games, Music, Theft, Smartphones, Copyright, Anime, Comparison, Snowblind, Taimanin Asagi, Casuals, Taimanin


These 1924 Copyrighted Works Enter the Public Domain in 2020

For the second year in a row, January 1 brings thousands of classic copyrighted works into the public domain. Under U.S. law, works published any time in 1924 will enter the public domain on January 1, 2020. This includes books, films, artworks, sheet music, and other concrete creative works—but unfortunately not…Read more...
Tags: Art, Books, Music, Entertainment, Film, Copyright, Culture, Literature, Lifehacks, Public Domain, Copyrighted Works Enter the Public Domain


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 world of art and creation has presented itself in recent years and opened up the doors to creatives of all shapes and sizes. Now that we can carve out our own destinies without relying on large companies or big money it’s more important than ever we know to protect and cover ourselves. I spoke to...
Tags: Music, Lawsuit, England, Wales, Congress, Senate, US, Copyright, Case, Creators, Artists, Lawsuits, Court Case, Small Claims Court, Artist / Label News, Copyright Office




Nintendo Blocks Their Content from Popular Game Music Channel

A well-known YouTube channel that has been in existence for a long time and boasts 500,000+ subscribers has been forced to remove all its Nintendo-related musical uploads due to Nintendo blocking their content, an unsurprising turn of events considering the company’s dedication to quashing all fan-created parodies. The channel (which had been in existence since […]
Tags: Games, Music, Youtube, Copyright, Nintendo, Anime


Spanish Dating Show Using Undertale’s “Megalovania”

Twitter denizens were quick to discover that a Spanish TV dating show is using Undertale‘s “Megalovania” as its theme song, immediately drawing ire from hardcore fanboys whilst others criticized the track to be rather unfitting. Video footage of the dating show, “First Dates”, as it plays Undertale’s Megalovania: The full version in comparison: The turn […]
Tags: Games, Music, TV, Spain, Copyright, Bizarre, Dating, Anime, Undertale, Megalovania


Music publishers sued this fitness company and now Peloton’s fighting back

Fitness startup Peloton aren’t taking the lawsuit against them lying down, in fact they’re suing music publishers right back. In March a lawsuit came to light that saw music publishers moved to sue a fitness startup. The company, Peloton, which trades in exercise bikes with motivational videos on built-in screens, allegedly used copyrighted music in the videos which they didn’t have a license for. According to Ultra Music, one of the claimants, Peloton has “obtained a license for a limi...
Tags: Videos, Music, Lawsuit, Copyright, Sue, Exercise, Digital Music News, Licensing, Peloton, NMPA, Danielle Aguirre, Counterclaim, Countersuit, Music Publishers, Peloton Through, Peloton Aguirre


Welcome to YouTube Hell: A MIDI pack reseller silences criticism

YouTube is elevating new voices to prominence in music technology as in other fields. But the platform’s esoteric rules are also ripe for abuse – as one YouTube host claims. The story begins with around a product, the Unison MIDI Chord Pack. This US$67 pack is already, on its surface, a bit strange. Understandably, users without musical training may like the idea of drag-and-drop chords and harmony – nothing wrong with that. But the actual product appears to be just a set of folders full of...
Tags: Google, Music, Usa, Instagram, Youtube, Opinion, Censorship, US, Trends, Tech, Eu, Web, IP, Copyright, Analysis, Rants


Protect your music: A guide for artists on copyright

The world of copyright can be a complicated one but as an artist or creator it is VITAL you understand how your work is protected by the law and how to ensure you have the protection you need. Copyright can seem like a scary word sometimes. COPYRIGHT!  See what I mean? But don’t worry, with a little knowledge you and copyright will be the best of friends. Copyrights are all about security whether they are a trademark that protects identifying names and logos, patents that protect an inven...
Tags: Facebook, Music, Featured, Legal, Law, Support, US, PA, Copyright, United States, Performing Arts, Artists, Performance, Guide, Robin Thicke, License


CD Baby Partners With Audible Magic To Identify Copyright Infringement

CD Baby has partnered with Audible Magic to identify content rights conflicts prior to delivery to Spotify, Apple Music and other digital service providers, ensuring that CD Baby remains a trusted distribution partner. CD Baby is currently one of a handful of distributors named as "preferred" partners by both Spotify and Apple Music When a CD Baby artist or label uploads a new music file, Audible Magic's RightsRx checks a registry of 30 million media assets. RightsRx then indicat...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Spotify, Music, Diy, Youtube, Music Industry, Copyright, Pandora, Indie, Musicians, Apple Music, Music Business, Music Tech, Cd Baby


Music copyrights and sampling: What you need to know

In the digital music age copyrights and sampling laws have become a much more prescient issue in music. Producer Abid Hussain summarises what you need to know in his great talk at Ableton’s Loop summit. Watch this short video and get to grips with what you need to know. The post Music copyrights and sampling: What you need to know appeared first on RouteNote Blog.
Tags: Music, Law, Support, Copyright, Production, Copyrights, Ableton, Samples, Digital Music, Producers, Sampling, Sample, Abid Hussain



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