Paul McCartney against Sony for Beetles
Jan20

Paul McCartney against Sony for Beetles

Sir Paul McCartney has come back to take legal action against Sony for the songs he had composed back in the day with John Lennon. In the 80’s McCartney was outbid by Michael Jackson for the songs. These ended up being sold back by the star along with his shares in Sony/ATV. Sir Paul McCartney claimed that he wills to claim back the ownership on grounds of ‘copyright termination. The claim was filed on Wednesday in America...

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Kickass torrents, apprehended
Jul23

Kickass torrents, apprehended

Well, as most users of the internet know, torrent files are very popular. It is a source of downloading any latest movie, series, games or anything you’ve not been able to enjoy for whatever reason, for free. You have seeders and leechers on the torrent pages, who upload and dowload that content respectively. Kickass torrents is probably the biggest player in the torrent world. There has been a recent decline in the use of...

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Ed Sheeran sued $20 million for 2014 hit, ‘Photograph’
Jun10

Ed Sheeran sued $20 million for 2014 hit, ‘Photograph’

Looks like Ed Sheeran’s very popular hit from 2014, Photograph has landed amidst a copyright battle. The lawsuit was filed  in the LA federal court claiming that X Factor winner, Matt Cardle’s his 2012 song, ‘Amazing’ is the original from which Ed Sheeran’s song has been copied. The suit state that the similarities go beyond substantial and the chorus of Photograph has 39 notes identical to that of...

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Copyright for a language! Is it plausible?
Apr29

Copyright for a language! Is it plausible?

Star trek has a fan base enough to create a new country. These dedicated fans have stayed through with Star trek from inception until it started falling, living the part, speaking the language and keeping it alive among the common public. In fact, it is now more alive than ever. People are speaking the language, Klingon as common tongue despite its being a ‘conlang’ otherwise constructed language. Klingon is a properly...

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We Shall Overcome, Shall we?
Apr22

We Shall Overcome, Shall we?

Earlier this year, we’ve seen the case that brought the Birthday Song to the public domain. Now its the turn of popular civil rights anthem, ‘We Shall Overcome’. It appears, the same legal team for the ‘Birthday Song’ has chosen to represent the ‘We Shall Overcome Foundation'(WSOF), the plaintiff. The plaintiff, “a faith based organization,”  is claiming that The Richmond Organization...

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Facebook kills video of a girl dancing to Alvin and the Chipmunks over Copyright Infringement
Mar25

Facebook kills video of a girl dancing to Alvin and the Chipmunks over Copyright Infringement

A myriad of images and videos get shared everyday on social media websites due to their enormous number of users and significant popularity. However, sharing content on social media as the popularity grows is becoming riskier. This is not the first time facebook, or any social media page for that matter, has pulled down a video owing to copyright infringement. This time it was five-year-old Chloe Knights from Dunedin. She was...

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