Ed Sheeran Wins Copyright Case Over Hit ‘Shape of You’

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British singer Ed Sheeran has won a High Court copyright battle over his 2017 single Shape of You. Judge Antony Zacaroli ruled on Wednesday that the musician had not had not plagiarized Sami Chokri’s 2015 song Oh Why. Chokri had …

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Russian Food Franchise to Trademark Logo Similar to McDonald’s After Mass Brand Pullout

Following McDonald’s decision to shut its Russian branches down in protest of Russia’s war against Ukraine, local fast-food chain Uncle Vanya’s has filed for a trademark for their brand-new logo which resembles McDonald’s Golden Arches logo. When Russia began to …

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The Matrix Resurrections Leaked Online Ahead of Release in India and HBO Max

Matrix Resurrections, the fourth Matrix movie, has been leaked to torrent and streaming sites even before it was scheduled to be released on Wednesday. Matrix Resurrections is set to be released in India and on HBO Max on December 22, …

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Spotify Pulls Comedian Content over Royalty Issue

Spotify has withdrawn the work of hundreds of comedians, including John Mulaney, Jim Gaffigan, and Kevin Hart, as part of a fresh dispute over royalties. Spoken Giants, which represents some of the affected comedians, bills itself as “the first global …

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France’s Anti-Trust Authority Fines Google €500m over News Copyright Issue

France’s antitrust watchdog, the Competition Authority, has penalized Google with a 500-million-euro ($593-million) fine on Tuesday over news copyright issue with the country’s news publishers. The Competition Authority ruled against Google for failing to negotiate “in good faith” with media …

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