As a new case involving Dwight Yoakam illustrates, serving a copyright termination notice is fraught with potential pitfalls, and mistakes come easy and often. Can the "harmless error" doctrine save the day?
Nirvana has been sued for using an illustration from a 1949 translation of Dante’s “Inferno” on band merchandise. Here's why determining the copyright status of old foreign works can be a hellish undertaking.
Taking a page out of the “best defense is a good lawsuit” playbook, Taylor Swift has filed a new copyright infringement complaint against Evermore Park, the Utah fantasy theme park that earlier this month sued the singer for trademark infringement.
Sony Music has prevailed in a copyright infringement case over R. Kelly’s “Love Letter” because the plaintiff’s song was not fixed in a tangible medium of expression.
Yoko Ono and Frederic Seaman have reached an agreement to settle her copyright claim in exchange for Seaman's silence on all things Lennon.
A music journalist whose interview with Pop Smoke was used in a track on the late rapper’s album has settled her copyright lawsuit against his record label.
A judge has dismissed the latest in a string of copyright infringement lawsuits over the lyrics to the Taylor Swift hit "Shake it Off."
The ongoing Tracy Chapman-Nicki Minaj copyright feud won't be going to a jury after all. That’s because Chapman has accepted a “Rule 68 offer,” ending the lawsuit in her favor and leaving Minaj on the hook for a $450,000 judgment.
Donald Trump argues that a campaign ad featuring the Eddy Grant song "Electric Avenue" is protected by fair use. Here's why he's wrong.
A new complaint against former Geffen Records employee Robert Fisher seeks a declaration that Nirvana is the rightful copyright owner of the band’s iconic smiley face logo.