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# copyright - Tuesday 30 July, 2019

Singer Katy Perry's 2013 hit Dark Horse copied Christian rap song, jury finds

Perry’s hit Dark Horse bears similarities to Joyful Noise by Flame, who first took a case against the singer in 2014.

# copyright - Tuesday 26 March, 2019

MEPs vote in controversial laws that places copyright responsibility on Google and YouTube

Intense lobbying was done by tech giants like Google, which profits hugely from the advertising generated alongside the content it hosts.

# copyright - Thursday 7 February, 2019

Singer songwriter brings copyright infringement action to High Court over One Direction song

David Lewis Smith claims the One Direction release Night Changes infringes his musical work.

# copyright - Wednesday 12 September, 2018

Gardaí arrest four in crackdown on illegal TV streaming

The Garda Criminal Assets Bureau has also sought to freeze bank accounts worth €84,000.

# copyright - Sunday 24 June, 2018

Explainer: Why tech experts think the EU's proposed copyright law will 'screw up the whole internet'

Internet users have been warned that even their beloved memes are at risk.

# copyright - Tuesday 16 January, 2018

Poll: Have you ever illegally streamed or downloaded entertainment? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Have you ever illegally streamed or downloaded entertainment?

We won’t tell.

# copyright - Thursday 16 November, 2017

'I made just 97p in a month from plays of Brewing Up A Storm on YouTube'

At the launch of a new IMRO report today, there was a serious focus on the issue of copyright and how much musicians make from sites like YouTube.

# copyright - Wednesday 25 October, 2017

New Zealand political party ordered to pay €351k to Eminem in copyright case

The National Party had used a work entitled ‘Eminem Esque’ which the rapper’s publishers said was actually one of his songs under a different name.

# copyright - Tuesday 12 September, 2017

British photographer wins court battle over monkey selfie

Peta had argued that the monkey called Naruto owned the copyright to the photo.

# copyright - Thursday 13 July, 2017

Founder of posts apology for breaching copyright in light font

Leo Sherlock was ordered to apologise as part of a court settlement.

# copyright - Tuesday 4 July, 2017

As The Beatles' first single approaches the '56-year rule', Paul McCartney settles rights lawsuit

The former Beatle had filed an action against Sony ATV Music Publishing.

# copyright - Tuesday 9 February, 2016

You can now sing Happy Birthday for free

Strictly speaking every time you’ve sung it in recent times you’ve been breaching copyright. Not any longer however…

# copyright - Thursday 14 January, 2016

Fianna Fáil wants a new law to protect the national anthem

Amhrán na bhFiann’s copyright expired three years ago.

# copyright - Thursday 7 January, 2016

Judge rules selfie monkey can't own photo copyright

PETA petitioned the court to have the macaque “declared the author and owner of his photograph”.

# copyright - Wednesday 23 December, 2015

Kim Dotcom is falling into the clutches of the US but he's vowing to fight on

A New Zealand court has decided that he can be extradited.

# copyright - Sunday 1 November, 2015

Print and be damned? Germany unsure of what to do with 'Mein Kampf'

“There is a German peculiarity of worrying about what others might say.”

# copyright - Friday 9 October, 2015

A court has ruled that this man can't copyright yoga poses

Bikram Choudhury has taken credit for extending the careers of sports stars like John McEnroe.

# copyright - Thursday 24 September, 2015

Photographer back in court over monkey selfie

US animal rights activists PETA have taken the nature photographer involved to court over the snap.

# copyright - Wednesday 23 September, 2015

Good news for film producers ... people can now sing 'Happy Birthday' without being sued

Warner Chappell Music does “not own a valid copyright,” a judge said.

Lindt has beaten Haribo in a bitter court battle over gummy bears

Haribo argued that Lindt’s bear-shaped chocolates infringed on their gummy bear.

# copyright - Tuesday 4 August, 2015

From The Daily Edge A Twitter campaign appealing to Taylor Swift's sound side just paid off Shake It Off

A Twitter campaign appealing to Taylor Swift's sound side just paid off

Haters gonna hate, hate, hate, hate, hate…

# copyright - Monday 27 July, 2015

Twitter's been cracking down on stolen jokes - and it's not a new thing

If you’re losing out commercially, it will.

# copyright - Wednesday 17 June, 2015

Neil Young to Donald Trump: 'Cease and desist from rockin' in the free world'

The Don apparently didn’t have permission to use his music to launch his presidential campaign yesterday.

# copyright - Friday 5 June, 2015

Artist says Catholic paper used image without permission to promote faith in the home

“They no longer live ‘happily ever after’ … Being the child of parents with no faith is tough.”

# copyright - Saturday 21 March, 2015

Why do map makers create fake towns?

Very sneaky cartographers. Very sneaky.

# copyright - Monday 5 January, 2015

Google was asked to remove 345 million 'pirate' links in 2014

The number of requests increased by 75% compared to 2013.

# copyright - Tuesday 23 December, 2014

Pharrell Williams and other mega music stars threaten to sue YouTube for $1 billion

It’s all about copyright and who gets paid for artists’ tracks.

# copyright - Tuesday 9 December, 2014

Playboy magazine sues over nude Kate Moss photos

Playboy says the link was published a week before the 60th edition of the magazine and it destroyed the exclusivity of the shoot.

# copyright - Tuesday 4 November, 2014

Pirate Bay co-founder arrested after attempting to cross border into Thailand

Fredrik Neij reportedly fled to Southeast Asia after being released on bail.

# copyright - Monday 3 November, 2014

Heirs of Sherlock Holmes author had their petition refused by US Supreme Court today

A court ruling stands that some of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s stories are no longer in copyright.

# copyright - Tuesday 16 September, 2014

From The Daily Edge Robin Thicke was high when he recorded Blurred Lines, then lied about it Hug Me

Robin Thicke was high when he recorded Blurred Lines, then lied about it

And he’s jealous of Pharrell Williams.

# copyright - Wednesday 6 August, 2014

Photographer loses battle with Wikipedia over this amazing monkey selfie

It was “the work of a non-human animal”, apparently…

# copyright - Thursday 10 July, 2014

Apple's distinctive store design has now been trademarked by the EU

The ruling means that the layout of Apple’s stores are now registered as a trademark in both the US and EU.

# copyright - Wednesday 14 May, 2014

From The Daily Edge Chris Hadfield's David Bowie cover removed from the internet Space Oddity

Chris Hadfield's David Bowie cover removed from the internet

Houston, we have a problem.

# copyright - Wednesday 30 April, 2014

From The Daily Edge Singing Hallelujah priest's video removed from YouTube after 32 million hits Copywrong

Singing Hallelujah priest's video removed from YouTube after 32 million hits

It’s a cold and it’s a broken hallelujah.

# copyright - Thursday 27 March, 2014

EU Court of Justice rules that ISPs can be forced to block copyright-infringing sites

The ruling allows ISPs to decide the best way to combat copyright violations in their respective country.

# copyright - Tuesday 25 March, 2014

Android pirates plead guilty in first counterfeit apps case

More than one million counterfeit apps were sold by US site, which were worth more than €500,000.

# copyright - Saturday 18 January, 2014

From The Daily Edge Playboy suing Harper's Bazaar for linking to Kate Moss pics Copyright

Playboy suing Harper's Bazaar for linking to Kate Moss pics is also being sued for publishing the images.

# copyright - Sunday 22 December, 2013

Take an inside peek inside one of Google's most controversial projects

Who knew books could cause such a fuss?

# copyright - Saturday 7 December, 2013

'It wasn’t SOPA, we were not doing SOPA': Sherlock defends controversial copyright law

Junior Minister Seán Sherlock has spoken at length about the controversy surrounding a law enacted last year that some believe will restrict internet freedom.

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