In the spotlight

July 2018: new additions to Lost in Music

We've added a few new case notes over recent weeks. These include Flourgon v Miley Cyrus, White Hinterland v Justin Bieber, Paul Rose v U2 and an updated report on the case between Ed Townsend's estate and Ed Sheeran over his song Thinking out Loud.

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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