Copyright & Media Update 11/17/17

Disney Accused Of Plundering ‘Pirates Of The Caribbean’ In Copyright Lawsuit

BY DOMINIC PATTEN: Pirates of the Caribbean star Johnny Depp has been in a legal sword fight with his ex-business managers for millions for almost a year, and now the Walt Disney Company finds itself facing a big-bucks copyright lawsuit over the $4.5 billion franchise. READ MORE…

Plagiarism, Attribution and Fair Use

BY JONATHAN BAILEY: Way back in 2005, just months after this site launched, I wrote an article entitled Copyright Infringement, Plagiarism, and Fair Use. The article discussed the distinctions between copyright infringement and plagiarism, explaining how the two overlap and, most importantly, how they differentiate. READ MORE…

How to obtain a copyright?

COPYRIGHT ALLIANCE: The three copyright questions we receive more than any others are: (1) how do I obtain a copyright? (2) how does copyright work? and (3) how do I get copyright permission? Over the next three days we will answer all three. READ MORE…

YouTube Pacts With Ticketmaster to Let Artists Sell U.S. Concert Tickets

BY TODD SPANGLE: YouTube is now letting music artists sell tickets to U.S. performances under a new partnership with Ticketmaster. Artists currently listing upcoming tour dates with links to Ticketmaster’s website include Katy Perry for her Witness tour, as well as Lady Gaga, Halsey, The Chainsmokers and The Killers. READ MORE…

Spotify Says Taylor Swift Is ‘Increasing Piracy’ and ‘Setting the Industry Back’

BY DANIEL SANCHEZ: For years, Taylor Swift has kept her albums off popular streaming platforms like Spotify and Apple Music.  Reversing her stance on streaming, Spotify made Swift’s back catalog available on the platform last June.  Now, seemingly backtracking once again, the singer is withholding her latest album, Reputation, from streaming for at least a week. READ MORE…

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