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Childish Gambino Faces Copyright Infringement Claim Over ‘This Is America’

Photo Credit: RCA Childish Gambino is facing a copyright infringement lawsuit over his rap song, “This is America.” Rapper Emelike Nwosuocha, who performs as Kidd Wes, says the song copied his track “Made in America.” The track was released two years before Donald Glover debuted “This is America” as Childish Gambino. Glover has yet to […]

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Ice Cube Sues ‘Predatory Conglomerate’ Robinhood For Allegedly Using His Name, Likeness Without Permission

Ice Cube has filed a firmly worded lawsuit against stock-trading app Robinhood for allegedly using his name and likeness without permission in an advertisement for financial-news platform Robinhood Snacks. The 51-year-old just recently submitted the 12-page-long complaint to a California federal court, and Digital Music News obtained an exclusive copy of the corresponding filing. Ice […]

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TuneIn Loses Its Copyright Infringement Battle In the UK

Last month, San Francisco-based internet radio and podcasting platform TuneIn officially initiated an appeal in its years-running copyright infringement dispute with Sony Music and Warner Music UK. Now, the UK’s Court of Appeal has upheld the original verdict, once again ruling in favor of the record labels. To recap, the underlying courtroom confrontation centered on […]

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TuneIn Says Google Is Receiving Special Privileges In the UK — Major Labels Disagree

San Francisco-based internet radio and podcasting platform TuneIn has doubled down on its arguments against the major labels, maintaining in an appeal that they provide Google with special privileges in the UK. In the underlying copyright infringement lawsuit, major labels Sony Music and Warner Music UK alleged that the 19-year-old TuneIn lacked the licensing to […]