In a lawsuit, Kidd Wes alleged that Childish Gambino's song, "This Is America," had "substantial similarities" to his song "Made in America."
Piracy is an illegally copying of protected content that infringes on the owner's copyright, costing them a potential sale.
James Jebbia established Supreme in 1994 in New York. Since then, it's gone from a small skateboarding store to a billion-dollar fashion brand.
Twitter removed a video posted by the Trump campaign’s official account after the company received a copyright complaint. The video was a four-minute speech by President Donald Trump about the death of George Floyd, played over images and clips from protests. This isn’t the first time Twitter has removed a […]
Two YouTubers have been issued with a $US6,000 invoice for alleged copyright infringement and could lose their channel if they don’t pay up. Henry Liang and Jeannie Lee – known online as MxR and PotasticPanda – run channels with more than 2 million collective subscribers. They posted a reaction video […]
Baby Yoda, who does not yet have an actual name, is a character from the Disney Plus show “The Mandalorian.” Last week, images of the character on the popular GIF-sharing platform Giphy started to disappear. Now the GIFs are back, and you can spam your friends with as many as […]
Twitter removed a video shared by President Donald Trump that edited a clip of Nickelback’s music video for “Photograph” to attack former Vice President Joe Biden. Trump’s video included a photo of Biden, Biden’s son, the board member of a Ukrainian gas company, and another unnamed man. Twitter removed it […]
Facebook no longer allows users to link out to The Pirate Bay, a file-sharing website notorious for enabling vast piracy of music, movies, and software. When users attempt to link out to the site, a notification says, “Your post couldn’t be shared, because this link goes against our community standards.” […]
Opportunists are selling copies of George Orwell’s “1984” on Amazon with nonsense on the pages, exploiting a legal quirk echoing the plot of the novel itself. Cheaper, error-strewn versions of “1984,” as well as other books by Orwell, are printed in countries where it is out of copyright and listed […]
Gigi Hadid was sued earlier this year over a paparazzi photo she posted to Instagram that she was accused of not having the image rights to. The lawsuit was dismissed on Thursday because the paparazzi agency that took the photo hadn’t received a copyright registration by the time it had […]
Gigi Hadid is fighting a copyright infringement lawsuit alleging she posted a paparazzi photo on her Instagram that she didn’t have the rights to use. Hadid’s team says she has rights to the photo because she contributed to it by smiling and posing for the camera. The “fair use” argument […]
Sears was recently accused of copying Airbnb’s logo when the retailer rebranded last month. It’s not the first time a major company has been accused of lifting another company’s logo. Companies from Starbucks to Disney have been involved in lawsuits over allegedly stolen logos. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more […]
Supreme was once a small skateboarding store in New York City. Now, it’s a billion-dollar company well known for its presence in the fashion industry. The retail value of Supreme’s clothing isn’t that outlandish, but once the items sell out, they begin to increase in value. Supreme under-produces to the […]
The European Parliament passed controversial new laws on internet copyright in March. German publication WELT spoke to Mathias Döpfner, President of the German Publishers’ Association, about the new laws. Döpfner, who is also CEO of German media company Axel Springer, WELT and Business Insider’s parent company, hasn’t previously given an […]
Donald Trump took to Twitter on Saturday to share a video meme created by an Infowars-contest winner. The video, which was created by Twitter user @CarpeDonktum, essentially mocks the reactions of Democrats who attended the 2019 State of the Union Address while “Proud to Be an American” plays in the […]
While the origins of some songs can be hard to pin down, numerous musicians have been accused of plagiarism by other singers or songwriters. Even high-profile musicians like Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrus, Lady Gaga, and Ed Sheeran have had to deal with copyright infringement lawsuits. Rap superstars Lil Nas X […]
YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki voiced her opposition to new EU copyright legislation in a Financial Times op-ed. Specifically she took aim at the draft directive’s article 13, which would force online platforms to censor content that breaches copyright. Wojcicki says article 13 is an unrealistic way of policing copyright, and […]
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