Attorneys Handling Music Copyright Infringement

Queen B Must “Get in Formation” for a Lawsuit

The estate of late rapper Messy Mya has sued Beyoncé for copyright infringement, alleging that Beyoncé used Messy Mya’s voice without permission in the “Formation” music video.  Specifically, Messy Mya can be heard in the beginning of the song saying “What happened after New Orleans?” and “B***h I’m back, by popular demand,” as well as […]

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Could Illegal Downloads Expose You to Copyright Infringement Liability?

Hello listeners! My name is Mallory Donick and I am a Copyright Attorney with Traverse Legal.  Today we are going to talk briefly about illegal downloads and the potential repercussions those downloads can have under copyright law. It is safe to assume that most people have illegally downloaded something in their lifetime, typically music and […]

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Uptown “Skunk” – Are Copyright Lawsuits Stinking Up the Music Industry?

As copyright infringement lawsuits gain more prevalence within the modern music industry, the inquisitorial wafts about whether such actions stifle creativity have become increasingly putrid.  The widely controversial and publicized “Blurred Lines” copyright infringement lawsuit rendered damages of $7 million against Robin Thicke and Pharrell for infringing Marvin Gaye’s “Got to Give it Up.”  As of […]

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