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20-year legal dispute over two seconds of music: CJEU on the never-ending sampling story

German courts have been dealing with the Metall auf Metall [song by the German band Kraftwerk] case for two decades. Recently, the CJEU, too, has had to deal with the case and ruled by judgment of 29 July 2019 (C-476/17) that unless the phonogram producer consents, sampling constitutes an infringement of his rights. However, the

Paul McCartney chants ‘Get Back’ again – The Future of Copyright Termination

The US Copyright Act of 1976 allows artists, writers, and musicians to “get back” grants of copyrights that had been previously licensed or assigned away. Specifically, artists can “terminate” their copyright arrangements simply by serving notice upon the grantee between 46 and 59 years after the date that the rights were granted.  This means that,

Copyright is what we do – globally: So we’ve mapped it for you!

In today’s world, copyright works and related rights form the cornerstone for numerous services and products. Of course, the entire media and broadcasting sector is reliant on copyright protection, as are the software, music and publishing industries. But, copyright protected content is at stake in many more industries such as IT, luxury goods, education and

Soundreef case: is this really the end of SIAE monopoly?

On the 12 September 2014, the Court of Milan held that the activity of Soundreef, a small start-up carrying out a royalty collecting service, does not infringe Article 180 of the Italian Copyright Act (“ICA”) which provides that the intermediation activity is reserved on an exclusive basis to the Italian society of authors and publishers