Taylor Swift fans might need to calm down after yesterday’s decision out of the Ninth Circuit. In 2017, two songwriters sued Taylor Swift over the chorus of her hit song “Shake It Off,” alleging her song infringed the copyrighted lyrics in their song “Playas Gon’ Play,” released in 2001.Read more »
Players v. Haters: Ninth Circuit Says Creativity a Matter of Fact in Taylor Swift Copyright Suit Posted on: October 29, 2019 In: Intellectual Property & Technology
“Blurred Lines” Final Judgment May Signal Paradigm Shift for Entertainment Copyright Law Posted on: December 19, 2018 In: Intellectual Property & Technology
In March 2018, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals rendered a landmark decision in the copyright infringement litigation surrounding Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke’s song, “Blurred Lines.” The appellate court upheld a 2015 jury verdict finding that ”Blurred Lines” infringed Marvin Gaye’s copyright to the 1977 hit “Got to Give it Up” because the two songs were too similar.Read more »
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