copyright

More Than 150 Artists Are Demanding Copyright Reforms For Sites Like YouTube

As we are well aware, laws should adapt and change with the times. In the age of YouTube, there have been a number of lawsuits and discrepancies regarding copyright protections and distribution of funds for artists, especially when it comes to the music industry. More than 150 of your favorite recording artists recently signed a petition toMore »


Taylor Swift Heroically Stands Up To An Artist Whose Work She Tried To, Uh, Borrow

Taylor Swift has gotten herself into trouble with a New Orleans-based artist, Ally Burguieres, who claimed in a Facebook post that T.Swift had used a plagiarized, wrongly-credited copy of one of Burguieres’ paintings on her web site.

The image was identical to a Burguieres watercolor of a fox, and Swift hadMore »


“Happy Birthday” Can Now Be Sung Freely On TV And In Film

The song “Happy Birthday to You,” long avoided with creative alternatives by filmmakers and restaurant employees alike, is now open for public use. Music publishing giant Warner Chappell has held for decades that they own the rights to maybe the most commonly-sung song in America, after buying Birch Tree Group, which had previouslyMore »


Derek Lam Sues Ivanka Trump For Ripping Off His Design

Famous people: occasionally they rip each other off. That seems to be the case with Ivanka Trump’s shoe line, which looks to have directly copied a Derek Lam design. Trump’s Cadie wedge retails for around $150 while Lam’s Ayami sandal is a cool $780, but the physical similarities are rather striking; Lam sent Ivanka Trump… More »