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How Lana Del Rey Could Beat Radiohead in Court

Did she or didn’t she? On January 7, Lana Del Rey said on Twitter that Radiohead has sued her for copyright infringement because of the similarities between her song “Get Free” (released in 2017) and Radiohead’s “Creep” (released in 1993). She … Continue reading

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Why Ed Sheeran Might Need to Pay up in Copyright Infringement Lawsuits

Ed Sheeran is having a tough summer. In June, the writers of Matt Cardle’s single “Amazing” slapped Sheeran with a $20 million copyright infringement lawsuit, claiming that Sheeran’s 2014 song “Photograph,” from his album X, copied “note-for-note” Cardle’s “Amazing,” written … Continue reading

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The “Stairway to Heaven” Lawsuit: How Permanent a Victory?

Led Zeppelin’s successful defense of “Stairway to Heaven” against an accusation of copyright infringement over the song “Taurus” is a victory for creativity — but how permanent a victory? The opening notes of “Stairway to Heaven” share, at best, a … Continue reading

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