Category: "Music"

Court Says: Remastering = Copyright

There's a longstanding issue over the protections afforded sound recordings made before 1972.  That's when the U.S. Congress specifically added sound recordings to the list of works that are eligible for federal copyright.  Previously recorded works… more »

He's Got Them on His List

It's a list of "undesirables."  At least, that's how a University of Georgia faculty member terms them. David Lowery, who, in addition to being a mathematician, is also an alternative rocker, has compiled an "Undesirable Lyric Website List," which he… more »

Juggalos v. G-Men

Call it a case of rappers who think the feds are dissing their fans. The Michigan-based rap group, Insane Clown Posse, along with four of its fans, has filed a lawsuit again the U.S. Justice Department and the FBI.  The issue is whether the federal law… more »

Village People's "Cop" Gets His Music Back

Even if you don't know how to dance to it, everyone knows the "arm movements" that go with the song "YMCA."  That's as in, "It's fun to stay at the YYYYYY-M-C-A."  (Yeah, I you'll have that darned tune in your head all day.) Well, a new… more »

Jones v. Jackson: A Case of Disputed Royalties

Music producer Quincy Jones is suing the Estate of Michael Jackson, claiming the King of Pop's estate has denied Mr. Jones the royalties he says he's enititle to for songs he helped produce. According to a New York Times article, Mr. Jones is suing for… more »