Posts tagged "copyright"

“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 previously

Rebecca Vipond Brink / September 23, 2015

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 Trum…

Julie Gerstein / December 22, 2011