Beastie Boys Sue; Law Prof's 'Head Spins'
Stealth Lawyer: Shonali Bhowmik, Indie Rock Musician
New Happy Birthday Song, Copyright-Free
The Beastie Boys can look back on 2014 as a year of good copyright outcomes. The preceding years had seen their music used without authorization in two promotional videos, by Goldieblox and Monster Energy, despite the...more
Last month, I wrote about the preemptive lawsuit filed by GoldieBlox, a toy retailer, against the Beastie Boys. GoldieBlox sought declaratory relief that their use of the Beastie Boys’ song “Girls” in a GoldieBlox...more
Dec. 16 (Bloomberg) -- The Beastie Boys are no strangers to taking other people's music and creating something new. They're also no strangers to being sued for it. It was unusual, however, when someone took their music...more
Have you ever noticed how people rarely sing “Happy Birthday to You” in movies and television? Instead, people usually sing “For He’s a Jolly Good Fellow,” even though no one actually sings that song in real life. ...more
- Capitol Records, LLC v. ReDigi, Inc., USDC S.D. New York, March 30, 2013
..District court grants summary judgment in favor of plaintiff Capitol Records on its copyright claims against ReDigi, online “reseller” of...more
In This Issue:
- Lenz v. Universal Music Corporation, USDC N.D. California, January 24, 2013.
District court denies parties’ motions for cross summary judgment on plaintiff's claim of misrepresentation under the...more
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