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From TheJournal.ie Singer Katy Perry's 2013 hit Dark Horse copied Christian rap song, jury finds Dark Horse

Singer Katy Perry's 2013 hit Dark Horse copied Christian rap song, jury finds

Perry’s hit Dark Horse bears similarities to Joyful Noise by Flame, who first took a case against the singer in 2014.

From TheJournal.ie MEPs vote in controversial laws that places copyright responsibility on Google and YouTube European Parliament

MEPs vote in controversial laws that places copyright responsibility on Google and YouTube

Intense lobbying was done by tech giants like Google, which profits hugely from the advertising generated alongside the content it hosts.

From TheJournal.ie Singer songwriter brings copyright infringement action to High Court over One Direction song Damages Claim

Singer songwriter brings copyright infringement action to High Court over One Direction song

David Lewis Smith claims the One Direction release Night Changes infringes his musical work.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí arrest four in crackdown on illegal TV streaming Dodgy Boxes

Gardaí arrest four in crackdown on illegal TV streaming

The Garda Criminal Assets Bureau has also sought to freeze bank accounts worth €84,000.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: Why tech experts think the EU's proposed copyright law will 'screw up the whole internet' Filtering

Explainer: Why tech experts think the EU's proposed copyright law will 'screw up the whole internet'

Internet users have been warned that even their beloved memes are at risk.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Have you ever illegally streamed or downloaded entertainment? Your Say This post contains a poll
From TheJournal.ie 'I made just 97p in a month from plays of Brewing Up A Storm on YouTube' Questions Of Copyright

'I made just 97p in a month from plays of Brewing Up A Storm on YouTube'

At the launch of a new IMRO report today, there was a serious focus on the issue of copyright and how much musicians make from sites like YouTube.

From TheJournal.ie New Zealand political party ordered to pay €351k to Eminem in copyright case Lose Yourself

New Zealand political party ordered to pay €351k to Eminem in copyright case

The National Party had used a work entitled ‘Eminem Esque’ which the rapper’s publishers said was actually one of his songs under a different name.

From TheJournal.ie British photographer wins court battle over monkey selfie Monkey See Monkey Sue

British photographer wins court battle over monkey selfie

Peta had argued that the monkey called Naruto owned the copyright to the photo.

From TheJournal.ie Founder of TheLiberal.ie posts apology for breaching copyright in light font Misc

Founder of TheLiberal.ie posts apology for breaching copyright in light font

Leo Sherlock was ordered to apologise as part of a court settlement.

From TheJournal.ie As The Beatles' first single approaches the '56-year rule', Paul McCartney settles rights lawsuit Been A Hard Pay Fight

As The Beatles' first single approaches the '56-year rule', Paul McCartney settles rights lawsuit

The former Beatle had filed an action against Sony ATV Music Publishing.

From TheJournal.ie You can now sing Happy Birthday for free That's A Relief

You can now sing Happy Birthday for free

Strictly speaking every time you’ve sung it in recent times you’ve been breaching copyright. Not any longer however…

From TheJournal.ie Fianna Fáil wants a new law to protect the national anthem Remixes

Fianna Fáil wants a new law to protect the national anthem

Amhrán na bhFiann’s copyright expired three years ago.

From TheJournal.ie Judge rules selfie monkey can't own photo copyright Naruto

Judge rules selfie monkey can't own photo copyright

PETA petitioned the court to have the macaque “declared the author and owner of his photograph”.

From TheJournal.ie Kim Dotcom is falling into the clutches of the US but he's vowing to fight on MegaVideo

Kim Dotcom is falling into the clutches of the US but he's vowing to fight on

A New Zealand court has decided that he can be extradited.

From TheJournal.ie Print and be damned? Germany unsure of what to do with 'Mein Kampf' Adolf Hitler

Print and be damned? Germany unsure of what to do with 'Mein Kampf'

“There is a German peculiarity of worrying about what others might say.”

From TheJournal.ie A court has ruled that this man can't copyright yoga poses Downward Facing Dog

A court has ruled that this man can't copyright yoga poses

Bikram Choudhury has taken credit for extending the careers of sports stars like John McEnroe.

From TheJournal.ie Photographer back in court over monkey selfie Hail To The Chimp

Photographer back in court over monkey selfie

US animal rights activists PETA have taken the nature photographer involved to court over the snap.

From TheJournal.ie Good news for film producers ... people can now sing 'Happy Birthday' without being sued Long Legal Battle

Good news for film producers ... people can now sing 'Happy Birthday' without being sued

Warner Chappell Music does “not own a valid copyright,” a judge said.

From TheJournal.ie Lindt has beaten Haribo in a bitter court battle over gummy bears Sweet Deposition

Lindt has beaten Haribo in a bitter court battle over gummy bears

Haribo argued that Lindt’s bear-shaped chocolates infringed on their gummy bear.

A Twitter campaign appealing to Taylor Swift's sound side just paid off

Haters gonna hate, hate, hate, hate, hate…

From TheJournal.ie Twitter's been cracking down on stolen jokes - and it's not a new thing Copyright

Twitter's been cracking down on stolen jokes - and it's not a new thing

If you’re losing out commercially, it will.

From TheJournal.ie Neil Young to Donald Trump: 'Cease and desist from rockin' in the free world' No You Did Not

Neil Young to Donald Trump: 'Cease and desist from rockin' in the free world'

The Don apparently didn’t have permission to use his music to launch his presidential campaign yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie Artist says Catholic paper used image without permission to promote faith in the home Losing My Religion

Artist says Catholic paper used image without permission to promote faith in the home

“They no longer live ‘happily ever after’ … Being the child of parents with no faith is tough.”

From TheJournal.ie Why do map makers create fake towns? Mapping It Out

Why do map makers create fake towns?

Very sneaky cartographers. Very sneaky.

From TheJournal.ie Google was asked to remove 345 million 'pirate' links in 2014 Copyright Infringement

Google was asked to remove 345 million 'pirate' links in 2014

The number of requests increased by 75% compared to 2013.

From TheJournal.ie Pharrell Williams and other mega music stars threaten to sue YouTube for $1 billion Not So Happy Now

Pharrell Williams and other mega music stars threaten to sue YouTube for $1 billion

It’s all about copyright and who gets paid for artists’ tracks.

From TheJournal.ie Playboy magazine sues entertainment.ie over nude Kate Moss photos Copyright

Playboy magazine sues entertainment.ie over nude Kate Moss photos

Playboy says the link was published a week before the 60th edition of the magazine and it destroyed the exclusivity of the shoot.

From TheJournal.ie Pirate Bay co-founder arrested after attempting to cross border into Thailand Copyright

Pirate Bay co-founder arrested after attempting to cross border into Thailand

Fredrik Neij reportedly fled to Southeast Asia after being released on bail.

From TheJournal.ie Heirs of Sherlock Holmes author had their petition refused by US Supreme Court today Copyright

Heirs of Sherlock Holmes author had their petition refused by US Supreme Court today

A court ruling stands that some of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s stories are no longer in copyright.

Robin Thicke was high when he recorded Blurred Lines, then lied about it

And he’s jealous of Pharrell Williams.

From TheJournal.ie Photographer loses battle with Wikipedia over this amazing monkey selfie War Has Begun

Photographer loses battle with Wikipedia over this amazing monkey selfie

It was “the work of a non-human animal”, apparently…

From TheJournal.ie Apple's distinctive store design has now been trademarked by the EU Copyright

Apple's distinctive store design has now been trademarked by the EU

The ruling means that the layout of Apple’s stores are now registered as a trademark in both the US and EU.

Chris Hadfield's David Bowie cover removed from the internet

Houston, we have a problem.

Singing Hallelujah priest's video removed from YouTube after 32 million hits

It’s a cold and it’s a broken hallelujah.

From TheJournal.ie EU Court of Justice rules that ISPs can be forced to block copyright-infringing sites Blocking

EU Court of Justice rules that ISPs can be forced to block copyright-infringing sites

The ruling allows ISPs to decide the best way to combat copyright violations in their respective country.

From TheJournal.ie Android pirates plead guilty in first counterfeit apps case Arr-ndroid

Android pirates plead guilty in first counterfeit apps case

More than one million counterfeit apps were sold by US site appbucket.net, which were worth more than €500,000.

Playboy suing Harper's Bazaar for linking to Entertainment.ie Kate Moss pics

Entertainment.ie is also being sued for publishing the images.

From TheJournal.ie Take an inside peek inside one of Google's most controversial projects Google Books

Take an inside peek inside one of Google's most controversial projects

Who knew books could cause such a fuss?

From TheJournal.ie 'It wasn’t SOPA, we were not doing SOPA': Sherlock defends controversial copyright law Online Copyright Law

'It wasn’t SOPA, we were not doing SOPA': Sherlock defends controversial copyright law

Junior Minister Seán Sherlock has spoken at length about the controversy surrounding a law enacted last year that some believe will restrict internet freedom.

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