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January 2018: new additions to Lost in Music

A busy start to the New Year has seen two interesting new infringement cases emerge. First came a case between Radiohead and Lana Del Rey, bringing Creep and Get Free into the spotlight. Shortly afterwards co-writers of Jasmine Rae's When I Found You ...

Settled

Harrington, Leonard and HaloSongs vs Sheeran, McDaid and others

In what has erroneously been referred to as "Cardle v Sheeran", in fact it was two of Matt Cardle's co-writers that brought an action in June 2016 against Ed Sheeran, his co-writer Johnny McDaid, and Sony/ATV Music Publishing, Warner Music Group and ...

Decided

Coffey vs Warner Chappell Music Ltd, Warner Music UK Ltd and EMI Publishing Ltd

The most recent copyright infringement case to come to trial in the UK is also the most baffling. The composer Elizabeth Coffey wrote a song called Forever After between 1995 and 1996. It was recorded and released by a musician called Peter Twomey. ...


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