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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.

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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 ...

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Francis Day and Hunter vs Sydney Bron

A significant case in UK music copyright law was brought by music publishers Francis Day & Hunter (hereafter FDH). It was the first time that plagiarism of an original musical work had been considered, and the law reports provide a valuable amount of ...


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