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Lynn Goldsmith challenges Andy Warhol Foundation’s petition on fair use before the US Supreme Court

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Photographer Lynn Goldsmith has filed a brief with the US Supreme Court in opposition to an appeal filed by the Andy Warhol Foundation with the Supreme Court regarding the use of Goldsmith's photographs of Prince use by the late Andy Warhol for a series of silkscreens works.

In the early 1980s, Goldsmith had licensed a picture of Prince to Vanity Fair, which then, unbeknownst to Goldsmith, asked Warhol to produce a series of silkscreens using the photo as the foundation. Goldsmith argued wit...

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Emmanuel is a Washington, DC-based freelance journalist, blogger and media consultant, specialising in the entertainment business and cultural trends. He was the US editor for British music industry trade publication Music Week. Previously, he was the editor of Impact, a magazine for the music publishing community (2007-2009), the global editor of US trade publication Billboard (2003-2006), and the editor in chief of Billboard’s sister publication Music & Media (1997-2003).

Litigation

Heirs of Ed Townsend file a notice of appeal with a New York court in Ed Sheeran case

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The heirs of Ed Townsend — who co-wrote 'Let’s Get It On' with Marvin Gaye — made a first step in an appeal process by filing a notice of appeal Thursday with a federal court in New York,

A jury in a Manhattan court found on May 4 that Ed Sheeran had not infringed the copyright of 'Let's Get It On' in his song ‘Thinking Out Loud’, written in 2014 with Amy Wadge, in a case initailly filed by the heirs of Townsend.

Billboard reported that he notice of appeal is the first step toward asking...

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Creative Industries

US book publishing community unites to challenge in court Arkansas Act 372

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A recent law passed by the legislature in Arkansas and signed into law by the Governor of the State that would restrict the access to books has been challenged by a broad coalition of authors, publishers, booksellers, librarians, and readers.

In a lawsuit in the US District Court for the Western District of Arkansas against the State of Arkansas, they argue that the passing into law of Arkansas Act 372 would restrict "access to books in bookstores and libraries located within the state, and ...

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Digital Economy

Chinese court requires Tencent and Douyin to filter copyright infringing videos

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A Chinese court has required tech giants and competitors Tencent and Douyin to filter and delete copyright infringing videos on their short-video platforms, according to a report from the No 1 Intermediate Court in Chongqing.

Tencent has filed a series of lawsuits in recent years against short-video app Douyin, which is operated by ByteDance, alleging unauthorized use of copyrighted content.

The court decision follows a first lawsuit filed in June 2021 by Tencent with the No 1 Intermedia...

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