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Copyright Law – Awarding authors for the creation of their original work

July 12th, 2018

Copyright law is attracting large amounts of attention. Thanks to the recent, highly publicised case whereby a US Federal Appeal Court upheld the Judgment that singer Robin Thicke and rapper Pharrell Williams pay the estate of Marvin Gaye $7.4 million due to copyright infringement (The New York Times), it has since been reported that this is likely to lead to an influx of claims in the UK of similar sort in this lucrative area (Thomson Reuters). The Independent has reported that The Script are now suing James Arthur for his ‘Say you won’t let go’ single by arguing that it has breached copyright of its single “The Man Who Can’t Be Moved”; Arthur’s single, which the case claims ‘reignited’ his career and generated £14.8 million in profits.

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