By: Shantell Jiggetts Intern from Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law Last month, Rapper Drake and his record label, Cash Money Records, Inc., received a favorable decision in a copyright infringement suit filed against them in 2014 by the estate of deceased jazz musician, Jimmy Smith. The suit focused on the sampling of […]
Disney Sued Over Claimed Copyright Infringement in Frozen
This is a guest blog by Seay Firm intern Olivia Clark, 2L at Georgia State University College of Law Isabella Tanikumi is suing Disney for copyright infringement in New Jersey District Court. Tanikumi claims Disney’s blockbuster Frozen is not based on the Hans Christian Andersen story “The Snow Queen,” but on an autobiographical novel she […]
(Not) Happy Together: SiriusXM Ordered to Pay for Use of Pre-1972 Music
Last week, a California federal judge declared Flo & Eddie of The Turtles victors in their lawsuit against SiriusXM over the public performance of the duo’s pre-1972 sound recordings. Yes, this is big, big news with major repercussions for the music industry. The lawsuit, filed in 2013, addressed music created before sound recordings began receiving protection under federal […]
Photos from The Strategy Sessions Event
The Strategy Sessions event on July 13, 2014, was a success. I (John) presented some basic tenets of intellectual property law and then took questions from the audience. The below photos are courtesy of Erin Schopf. Special thanks to Anne Almasy for organizing such a great event. Look forward to participating again in the future.