Rapper Awarded $2.7M In Katy Perry Copyright Infringement CaseChristian rapper Marcus Gray, known as Flame, was awarded $2.7 million in damages Thursday by a federal court jury who deemed Katy Perry's song "Dark Horse" lifted a musical passage from the rapper's earlier song "Joyful Noise."
Damages Phase In Katy Perry Copyright Infringement Trial BeginsNow that a federal jury has decided that Katy Perry’s 2013 hit “Dark Horse” lifted its underlying electric beat from a 2009 Christian rap song, they will next have to determine how much money the pop star and her collaborators might owe in damages.
Deliberations Begin In Katy Perry Copyright Infringement TrialClosing arguments in the federal copyright lawsuit trial were delivered Thursday. The nine-member jury in Los Angeles federal court heard testimony from the pop star herself, plus musicologists from both sides during the week-long trial.
Katy Perry Expected To Testify In Copyright Infringement TrialThe lawsuit was filed in 2015 by Marcus Gray, whose raps under the name Flame, and claims Perry lifted portions of his 2012 gospel rap song “Joyful Noise” for her 2013 hit “Dark Horse.”
After Artist Raises Stink Over Use Of Farting Unicorn Design, Tesla's Elon Musk Reaches AgreementOn Saturday, Musk tweeted a screenshot of potter Tom Edwards' website reading "Copyright Issue: RESOLVED!"
Farting Unicorn Sparks Legal Battle Between Local Artist And Elon MuskA Colorado potter is in an argument with Elon Musk over a farting unicorn.
Miley Cyrus Facing $300 Million Lawsuit Alleging Copyright InfringementMichael May, who performs as Flourgon, claims that the 2013 song "We Can't Stop" features lyrics that infringe on his own musical work.
Judge Dismisses Copyright Infringement Case Against Jay ZA judge on Wednesday dismissed a copyright infringement case against rapper Jay Z over his 1999 hit "Big Pimpin'" before the case was sent to a jury.
'Blurred Lines' Verdict Called 'Inconsistent' In Motion For New TrialA new trial motion called a Los Angeles jury’s $7.4 million verdict finding the song “Blurred Lines” infringed on a Marvin Gaye hit “unfounded, illogical, and a miscarriage of justice.”
Deliberations In 'Blurred Lines' Case To Resume TuesdayA jury has completed its first full day of deliberations in a copyright infringement case in which Marvin Gaye's family claims the 2013 hit "Blurred Lines" copied their father's music.
Marvin Gaye's Children Sue Over Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines' Nona Marvisa Gaye and Frankie Christian Gaye's suit is the latest salvo in a dispute over Thicke's hit and whether it copies elements of Gaye's song "Got to Give It Up."
Judge: Jolie Didn't Plagiarize 'Blood And Honey'A federal judge says actress Angelina Jolie didn't steal the story for her movie "In the Land of Blood and Honey" from a Croatian author.
Ukrainian Singer Claims ‘Call Me Maybe’ Star Ripped Off Her SongA former beauty queen and Ukrainian singer said the artist behind the smash hit “Call Me Maybe” ripped off the lyrics to one of her songs.
Crystal Cathedral Founder Seeks $5M From ChurchThe aging founder of the Crystal Cathedral is in court seeking more than $5 million from the ministry he built from scratch in a dispute that has delayed millions in payments to creditors left short-handed when the church filed for bankruptcy two years ago.
In-N-Out Sues Maryland Burger Stand For Copyright InfringementWhat’s in a name? Plenty, especially if it looks just like a world famous burger chain’s.