Sonos has won a partial victory in one aspect of its long-running legal battle with Google over smart-speaker patents.
Maria Schneider’s YouTube lawsuit denied class-action status
A lawsuit filed against YouTube by Maria Schneider has been denied class-action status, but a trial is still due to begin on 12 June.
TikTok challenges the US state of Montana over ban of its app
TikTok is hitting back with a lawsuit to overturn a planned ban of its app by the US state of Montana, due to start in January 2024.
US music bodies hail new Supreme Court ruling on fair use
A US Supreme Court ruling concerning Andy Warhol has been hailed by music industry bodies as important for our industry too.
Musician Maria Schneider’s YouTube lawsuit set for June trial
In 2020, musician and composer Maria Schneider filed a class action lawsuit against YouTube. The case is coming to trial this June.
Holly Herndon warns artists off signing AI voice-rights deals too early
Musician Holly Herndon has been thinking about AI music and artists’ rights for a long time, and has some advice for fellow artists.
‘Leaked’ Frank Ocean tracks were actually an AI-generated scam
Here’s more evidence for our theory that the real problem with generative AI is what humans choose to do with it.
Judge defends Block’s ‘terrible business decision’ to buy Tidal
Block will be pleased by a judge’s decision to dismiss a lawsuit focusing on its acquisition of Tidal. But it may wince at the wording…
Ed Sheeran cleared of Marvin Gaye copyright infringement
Ed Sheeran’s fans can breathe a sigh of relief, as a jury has ruled him not liable in a case where he was accused of ripping off Marvin Gaye’s ‘Let’s Get It On’
The RAP Act aims to limit use of music lyrics in US court cases
The Restoring Artistic Protection Act (RAP Act) has been reintroduced by Democrat congressmen Jamaal Bowman and Hank Johnson.
Triller to pay Sony Music $4.5m in case over music usage
Triller’s relationships with the music industry have been distinctly rocky in recent times, epitomised by a Sony Music lawsuit.
FEAT hails French ruling over unauthorised secondary ticketing
Google is on the wrong end of a new court ruling in France over advertisements for unauthorised secondary ticketing services.