Copyright & Media Update 11/16/18

Battling Plagiarism 3.0

JONATHAN BAILEY: For most of history, the battle against plagiarism was fairly unmoving. Though plagiarism certainly happened, it was a laborious affair where a plagiarist would first have to discover a work to plagiarize, then copy it (often by hand) and then present it as their own. READ MORE…

Walt Whitman Championed Democracy and Fought for Copyright – Part II

DAVID NEWHOFF: Upon passage of the international copyright law just about a year before his death, Walt Whitman’s comment (quoted in Part I) included this refrain of the Golden Rule, about which scholar Martin Buinicki, in his 2003 paper writes the following: “The somewhat grumpy pragmatism evident in Whitman’s ‘do unto others’ defense of his views is offset by the revelation that the international copyright law was more than a business matter for Whitman; it was ‘a question of honesty—of morals—of a literature, in fact.’”  READ MORE…

SoundCloud Copyright Fraudster Attacks Dozens of Bass Music Artists

LAUREN KENNER: Multiple bass music artists have alleged that their tracks have been removed from SoundCloud for wrongful copyright claims. Working under an account by the name “Dr Egg,” an unknown user reportedly made copyright violation claims against multiple artists, which these artists are claiming resulting in the removals. READ MORE…

Spotify officially launches its Apple Watch app

SARAH PEREZ: Following reports of its testing, Spotify today has launched its long-awaited Apple Watch app. The app allows users to control the playback of Spotify’s streaming service from their Watch’s screen, as well as connect to devices like their computer, Wi-Fi speaker and more through Spotify  Connect, toggle on Shuffle, access music playlists and other recently played items, favorite tracks with a heart, and more. READ MORE…

Ed Sheeran Settles ‘The Rest Of Our Life’ Song Theft Lawsuit

DANIEL SANCHEZ: Ed Sheeran is no stranger to lawsuits. Two years ago, heirs to Marvin Gaye’s ‘Let’s Get It On’ filed a lawsuit against the British singer/songwriter.  Along with co-writer Amy Wedge, Sheeran allegedly copied “the heart of Let’s Get It On.” Just two months earlier, in June 2016, the British star was hit with a $20 million Matt Cardle’s ‘Amazing.’ READ MORE…

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