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Recent additions to Lost in Music

We've recently added some new case notes and updated others as cases have resolved.

Settled

Burruss, Cottle and Briggs vs Sheeran, Mac and McDaid

Although no legal action was ever reported in this case, news stories began to surface in January 2017 observing a similarity between the chorus of Ed Sheeran's single Shape Of You with TLC's 1999 hit No Scrubs, a UK number three and US number one. ...

Decided

Frederic Austin vs Columbia Gramophone Co.

The first 20th century infringement case concerns an arrangement of the same public domain material by two separate musicians. Polly was an opera written by librettist John Gay and composer Johann Christoph Pepusch in 1728 and published by ...


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