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Blurred Minds: What's Going On?

More global column inches have been given over to the "Blurred Lines case" than to any other plagiarism case, almost unanimously expressing disbelief at the decision of the jury that the track did in fact infringe the copyright of Marvin Gaye, and ...

Settled

EMI Publishing Limited vs Universal Music Publishing Limited/Sony Music Publishing Limited

It was reported in January 2015 that the publishers of Sam Smith's hit Stay With Me had agreed a 25% share of royalties to Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne and their publishers on account of its similarity to Tom Petty's 1989 single I Won't Back Down. The case ...

Decided

Malmstedt vs EMI Records and Per Gessle

Swedish composer Stephan Malmstedt brought an action against EMI Records in 2002 after hearing Roxette’s song Sleeping In My Car, which he considered infringed the copyright in his own song Jenny and I. The song Sleeping In My Car was the first ...


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