Monthly Archive for: ‘August, 2012’
N-n-now that that don’t kill ‘Ye, can only make him stronger: Kanye West wins copyright battle with Vince P(eters)
Kanye West (or ‘Ye as he’s known) has hit the headlines again this week. Somewhat surprisingly for the rapper, this time it is not for an unprovoked public outburst (need we remind you of the 2009 VMAs where he commandeered the microphone off award winner Taylor Swift) or for his relationship with reality star Kim Kardashian, about whom he wrote the song Perfect B**ch (ah, true love) and who is most famous for her particularly short marriage which la
In March this year, the US Court of Appeals was ordered by the US Supreme Court to reconsider its decision in Association for Molecular Pathology v Myriad Genetics (see our previous post).
The Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) today released the Issues Paper for its current enquiry into copyright and the digital economy. The review focuses on the suitability of the current law in the evolving digital marketplace.
The ALRC is seeking comment on a number of issues including:
Following the death of founding Beastie Boys member, Adam Yaunch, the remaining Beastie Boys and Yaunch’s estate are suing Monster Energy Drink for using the band’s songs without permission and suggesting an endorsement that Beastie Boys had not given.
Def Leppard and their record company, Universal, have once again proved that musicians and music labels go together like oil and water. Unlike some bands, however, the English heavy metal rock band might just escape their record company troubles thanks to a quirk in copyright law.
On 25 July 2012, the EC alleged that Danish pharmaceutical company Lundbeck violated EU antitrust rules by colluding to prevent other pharma companies from marketing generic versions of its best-seller antidepressant, citalopram. Lundbeck is alleged to have: