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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 ...

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Hammond and Hazlewood vs Warner Chappell Music Ltd

This little-reported case from 1993, between Creep and The Air That I Breathe, has received considerable attention in 2018 since it was revealed that Radiohead's publishers were consulting with Lana Del Rey's publishers over similarities between her ...

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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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