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Using Copyrighted Photos Without Permission

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You’re a real estate broker and while searching online, you see a beautiful photo of Orlando that you want to use for your marketing materials. You see a photo of animals that you want to use or your veterinary website. So you get a copy of the photo and place it online or in… Read More »


Comedian Lewis Black Files $10 Million Copyright Infringement Claim Against Pandora

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When you think of copyright infringement, you may think of those who create art, written content, and music. And while designers, writers, and singers are typically the ones who get their works copied by others, they’re certainly not the only ones. Comedians can also get their performance copied by others. This was what allegedly… Read More »


Copyright Infringement: Celebrities Vs. Paparazzi

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Paparazzi hiding out in bushes to get exclusive photos of celebrities are nothing new. Celebrities have been harassed by paparazzi since the 1950s in Italy. In the United States, there are many publications that focus on celebrity stories and photos. While most movie stars try to shield themselves and their families from these annoying… Read More »


Pirate Site Operators To Pay $1 Million Each For Copyright Infringement

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Online piracy has become popular in recent years. With everything now available online, it’s easy to download movies, games, music, and software without permission. This practice may be common but it’s illegal and can lead to hefty fines. ABS-CBN, a media company based in the Philippines, recently won a court case against 21 different… Read More »


Country Star Sued For Copyright Infringement

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Songwriters often have a huge task by creating songs that sound like no other. Unless a person knows every song ever created (all 97 million of them), it’s likely that they will somehow copy another song in some way. Perhaps the lyrics or harmony will be similar. Maybe certain notes or structure will sound… Read More »


Actor Donald Glover Sued By Florida Rapper For Copyright Infringement

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It’s true that a lot of music sounds alike. It’s not uncommon for modern songs to have elements of previous ones. However, if you copy specific elements without permission from the original creator, then you can be sued for copyright infringement. A rapper from Florida is claiming that a song from Childish Gambino, the… Read More »


Florida Man, Several Others File Copyright Infringement Lawsuit For Song

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There are a lot of songs that sound alike, and that’s to be expected. After all, there are an estimated 97 million songs in the whole world. There are only so many different note patterns, beats and riffs. It’s possible for someone to write a song that they believe is unique, only to find… Read More »


Florida Court Dismisses Apple Copyright Infringement Lawsuit

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Many companies, especially tech companies, are concerned about copyright infringement.  After all, each company seems to use their own proprietary technology to create computers, smartphones and other electronic devices. When another company steals this information, it can lead to damages such as profit loss. However, not all copyright infringement cases are valid. The United… Read More »


Spotify Tool To Aid in Detecting Copyright Infringement

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Copyright infringement is common in many fields. Many individuals and companies aim to protect their written works, creative works, products, trademarks and trade secrets through copyright protections. Despite these protections, though, infringement can still take place, causing the originators to lose considerable profits. Spotify, well-known as a digital music service, is in the process… Read More »


Florida Politician Accused of Copyright Infringement

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Politicians are always trying to one-up each other. Almost every person running for office has developed a campaign that talks trash about the opposition. While this allowed—and even expected—using protected works from another person in an effort to degrade them is hardly ever acceptable. In some cases, this can even be considered copyright infringement…. Read More »

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