Copyright & Media Update 5/17/2019

Adobe, Dolby and the Battle Over Your Software

PLAGIARISM TODAY: Last week, Adobe began sending out letters to some of its customers warning them that they were using old versions of Adobe software and that, if they continued, they could face “potential claims of infringement by third parties.” READ MORE…

Ariana Grande Sued for Posting Pictures of Herself on Instagram

DIGITAL MUSIC NEWS: Ariana Grande is being sued for uploading pictures of herself to Instagram. The singer shared two pictures taken by a paparazzo — and now he wants to be paid for it. The lawsuit was filed on Monday by New York-based paparazzo Robert Barbera.  He says two of his photos ended up on Grande’s official Instagram account without his permission. The post containing the two pictures received over three million likes, despite being registered with the U.S. Copyright Office. READ MORE…

Former “Copyright Alert System” Portal Now Links to Mattress Review Site

TORRENT FREAK: The ‘six-strikes’ Copyright Alert System was once praised as an excellent tool to address online piracy. Nonetheless, it was shut down two years ago. Today, the domain name of the Center for Copyright Information still exists, but it’s now used to sell mattresses instead. While that’s not going to do anything to stop piracy, it could have been much worse. READ MORE…

Protect your music: A guide for artists on copyright

ROUTENOTE: The world of copyright can be a complicated one but as an artist or creator it is VITAL you understand how your work is protected by the law and how to ensure you have the protection you need. READ MORE…

Today in Copyright Infringement Lawsuits — Arty Sues Marshmello Over ‘Happier’

DIGITAL MUSIC NEWS: Arty’s copyright infringement lawsuit won’t make Marshmello any ‘Happier.’ Popular DJ Marshmello – real name Christopher Comstock – is now at the center of a new and controversial copyright infringement lawsuit. Filed at the United States District Court for the Central District of California, Artem Stoliarov, better known as Arty, a successful Russian EDM producer, claims Comstock outright stole elements of his remix of One Republic’s ‘I Lived.’ READ MORE…

Understanding the CASE Act

PLAGIARISM TODAY: Last week, Senator John Kennedy (R-LA) introduced the Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement Act of 2019, better known as the CASE Act. The bill was also introduced in the House of Representatives by Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY). The bill aims to create a copyright small claims tribunal that would operate inside the United States Copyright Office and be granted oversight into copyright cases with a smaller monetary value. READ MORE…

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