Performers make pitiful returns on streaming their music, MPs say – The Independent

Posted January 13th, 2023 in artistic works, intellectual property, internet, news, remuneration by tracey

‘Performers and creators are making a “pitiful” amount of money from streaming their music online, MPs have said. Musicians should receive a fairer share of revenues and there should be a “complete reset” of the streaming market, according to the digital, culture, media and sport (DCMS) committee.’

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The Independent, 23rd January 2023

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Kanye West song ‘Power’ at centre of London High Court royalties dispute – The Independent

Posted January 6th, 2023 in artistic works, copyright, intellectual property, news by tracey

‘A judge has outlined detail of the dispute between Declan Colgan Music Ltd and UMG Recordings, Inc in a ruling on a preliminary legal issue.’

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The Independent, 5th January 2023

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Instagram ‘wrong’ to take down drill music video – BBC News

Posted November 23rd, 2022 in artistic works, gangs, internet, news, police, statistics, violence by sally

‘The owner of Instagram has been told it should not have removed a drill music video.’

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BBC News, 22nd November 2022

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Descendant of Doctor Zhivago author loses copyright court case – The Guardian

Posted October 26th, 2022 in artistic works, copyright, intellectual property, news by sally

‘A descendant of the Doctor Zhivago author, Boris Pasternak, has lost a claim for copyright infringement against the writer of a novel about the publication of the Russian epic.’

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The Guardian, 25th October 2022

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Reforming heritage laws ‘not a priority’ amid calls to return Elgin Marbles – The Independent

Posted October 14th, 2022 in artistic works, government departments, Greece, monuments, news, restitution by tracey

‘Calls to make it easier for UK museums to consider returning cultural objects have been rebuffed by the Government.’

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The Independent, 13th October 2022

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The Lost King: Legal action ‘likely’ against Richard III film – BBC News

Posted October 10th, 2022 in artistic works, defamation, news, universities by tracey

‘A university academic has said he is likely to take legal action against the makers of a new film about Richard III, which he said was “littered with inaccuracies”.’

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BBC News, 8th October 2022

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English High Court ruling on NFTs ‘hugely significant’ for fraud victims – OUT-LAW.com

Posted June 20th, 2022 in artistic works, computer crime, cryptocurrencies, fraud, news by tracey

‘A ground-breaking ruling in the English High Court that recognised non-fungible tokens (NFTs) as legal property is a major victory for victims of fraud, according to one legal expert.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 17th June 2022

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Bonnet de douche, Rodney! Del Boy becomes a literary work in court ruling – The Guardian

Posted June 9th, 2022 in artistic works, copyright, intellectual property, news by sally

‘Derek “Del Boy” Trotter, the aspirational market trader in the TV sitcom Only Fools and Horses, would probably raise a proud lovely jubbly toast to his newly acquired status of “literary work” following a high court copyright ruling he would hail as cushty.’

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The Guardian, 8th June 2022

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New Acts – legislation.gov.uk

2022 c. 28 – Marriage and Civil Partnership (Minimum Age) Act 2022

2022 c. 27 – Approved Premises (Substance Testing) Act 2022

2022 c. 26 – Glue Traps (Offences) Act 2022

2022 c. 22 – Animal Welfare (Sentience) Act 2022

2022 c. 20 – Professional Qualifications Act 2022

2022 c. 17 – Local Government (Disqualification) Act 2022

2022 c. 36 – Nationality and Borders Act 2022

2022 c. 34 – British Sign Language Act 2022

2022 c. 32 – Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Act 2022

2022 c. 29 – Taxis and Private Hire Vehicles (Disabled Persons) Act 2022

2022 c. 24 – Cultural Objects (Protection from Seizure) Act 2022

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Artist injured by stolen motorbike awarded £3m damages after High Court trial – The Independent

‘An artist who wanted around £30 million damages after suffering a serious head injury when he was hit by a stolen motorcycle more than six years ago has been awarded about £3 million by a High Court judge.’

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The Independent, 14th April 2022

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Ed Sheeran wins Shape of You copyright case and hits out at ‘baseless’ claims – BBC News

Posted April 6th, 2022 in artistic works, copyright, intellectual property, news by sally

‘Ed Sheeran has won a High Court copyright battle over his 2017 hit Shape of You.’

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BBC News, 6th April 2022

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‘Music is so different now’: Copyright laws need to change, says legal expert – The Guardian

Posted March 14th, 2022 in artistic works, copyright, intellectual property, internet, interpretation, news by tracey

‘Songwriters such as Ed Sheeran face a future of drawn out legal battles because the way in which people consume music has changed so much in the past half a century, a leading legal expert has warned, as she urged courts to reconsider how they interpret copyright law.’

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The Guardian, 13th March 2022

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Ed Sheeran’s Shape Of You copyright row set for High Court trial – The Independent

Posted March 4th, 2022 in artistic works, copyright, intellectual property, news by tracey

‘Ed Sheeran’s hit song Shape Of You is at the centre of a High Court copyright row. Sheeran is involved in a legal battle with two songwriters who claim the 2017 hit rips off parts of their song Oh Why, and a three-week trial is due to start on Friday in London.’

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The Independent, 4th March 2022

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Only Fools and Horses firm sues creators of ‘cushty’ dining events – The Guardian

Posted March 2nd, 2022 in artistic works, copyright, intellectual property, news by sally

‘It’s just the sort of ersatz product that would have made Del Boy proud – but the makers of Only Fools and Horses are suing an unauthorised immersive theatre show based on the BBC sitcom for copyright infringement.’

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The Guardian, 1st March 2022

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UK watchdog to study music streaming amid claims of raw deal for artists and fans – The Guardian

Posted January 28th, 2022 in artistic works, competition, internet, news, ombudsmen by tracey

‘The UK’s competition watchdog has launched an in-depth study into the booming music streaming market, to assess whether the big record labels and services such as Spotify hold “excessive power”, and whether artists and fans are getting a fair deal.’

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The Guardian, 27th January 2022

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CPS to review guidance on using drill music as evidence – BBC News

‘The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) is updating its guidance on the use of drill music as evidence in criminal trials.’

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BBC News, 22nd January 2022

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Neo-Nazi terror offender ordered to read Jane Austen ‘resumed interest in far-right extremism within days’, court told – The Independent

‘A neo-Nazi terror offender who was spared jail and ordered to read Jane Austen resumed his interest in far-right extremism within days, a court has heard.’

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The Independent, 19th January 2022

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Art collector’s court case signals potential legal and contractual issues with NFTs – OUT-LAW.com

Posted October 28th, 2021 in arbitration, artistic works, auctioneers, internet, news by sally

‘Liverpool-based art collector and computer programmer Amir Soleymani has recently filed a High Court claim against non-fungible token (NFT) marketplace Nifty Gateway, concerning the auction terms relating to his $650,000 third-place bid for digital artist Beeple’s “Abundance” NFT.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 26th October 2021

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Gag warfare: standups in legal row over ‘stolen’ comedy routine – The Guardian

Posted September 27th, 2021 in artistic works, defamation, intellectual property, news, plagiarism by sally

‘Kae Kurd begins libel case at high court against Darius Davies over public accusations of plagiarism.’

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The Guardian, 24th September 2021

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Judge rules Little Mix concert promoter discriminated against group of deaf mothers at 2017 concert – The Independent

‘A judge has ruled that a concert promoter for Little Mix discriminated against a group of deaf mothers in 2017.’

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The Independent, 17th September 2021

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