Fri, 05 Feb, 2021
The guitar riff Led Zeppelin used in the 1971 classic ‘Stairway to Heaven’ differed substantially from one the English band was accused of stealing from the US group Spirit, a jury found in a copyright infringement trial in Los Angeles.
Fri, 24 Jun, 2016
Sat, 18 Jun, 2016
The music publishing company that has been collecting royalties on the song Happy Birthday To You for years does not hold a valid copyright on the lyrics to the tune that is one of the mostly widely sung in the world, a US judge has ruled.
Wed, 23 Sep, 2015
A jury’s verdict that Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke copied Marvin Gaye’s music to create their hit song ‘Blurred Lines’ won’t just be felt by the singers’ pocketbooks — it has the potential to change how musicians work and could open the door to new copyright claims.
Thu, 12 Mar, 2015