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This section of the site is designed as an area where members of the Lost in Music Team can post articles and thoughts on issues of interest. As well as thoughts and observations relating to Copyright and Music Plagiarism, these may also cover broader issues that tie into other aspects of the music industry that the project seeks to tackle in due course.

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Mission: Impossible - Another Close Shave

By SimonA11 Aug 2017(0 Comments)

The Mission: Impossible Theme's publisher has filed a lawsuit in the US against a razor manufacturer, for infringing their copyright in a TV commercial. Here we consider why advertising agencies and brands often run a higher risk of infringement ...

(Too) Close To You: Bacharach speaks out

By SimonA4 Aug 2017(0 Comments)

Burt Bacharach spoke out early in August against the number of plagiarism lawsuits doing the rounds, disagreeing with some of the decisions. The giant of 20th century popular songwriting achieved global recognition in the 1960s and 70s writing for ...

Nerd Lines: the role of the musicologist in copyright infringement cases

By SimonA20 Jul 2017(0 Comments)

Any kind of “ology” involves an element of deep understanding to the point of "nerdiness", and musicology is no exception. It is no surprise that the court room requires the contribution of independent expert witnesses, to inform judge and jury ...

"Is this safe?": attempting to locate the "line in the sand" that defines music copyright infringement

By SimonA20 Jul 2017(0 Comments)

"Is this safe?" is perhaps the question that most keeps composers and publishers awake at night. A niggling doubt that something they have written or published may rely too heavily on influence of other people's work. In recent years the spotlight ...

Westminster Law School and its musical history

By GuyO19 Jul 2017(0 Comments)

Readers have asked about the wonderful images used on the website, they are supplied by the Archivists at the University and you can read all about the musical history of the institution here