Tag Archives: sampling

I Feel Glorious – Macklemore Overcomes Copyright Suit

BY: Carly Kessler | April 30, 2019

“I feel glorious, glorious,” Macklemore is saying. On Tuesday, April 23, a Louisiana federal judge in the Fifth Circuit dismissed a 2017 lawsuit claiming that Macklemore and Ryan Lewis unlawfully sampled Paul Batiste’s sound recordings. Batiste, a New Orleans jazz musician and member of The Batiste Brothers Band, alleged that Macklemore and Lewis’ songs, “Thrift … Continue reading

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

BY: Michael D. Reif | October 17, 2018

In order to comply with European antitrust rulings against it earlier this year, Google announced that for the first time it will begin charging telephone handset manufacturers to install Gmail, Google Maps, and other popular Android apps within the EU – NYTimes and WSJ Uber, still working on its forthcoming IPO, is reportedly focused on … Continue reading

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

BY: Michael D. Reif | May 18, 2018

More trouble for Wells Fargo, as news emerged yesterday that some employees in the company’s business banking wholesale unit “altered information on documents related to corporate customers” without customers’ knowledge—apparently in an effort to “meet a deadline to comply with a regulatory consent order” related to the bank’s AML controls – WSJ and Bloomberg Chinese … Continue reading

Tyler the Creator Sued for Copyright Infringement

BY: Carly Kessler | April 3, 2018

Rapper Tyler, the Creator (“Tyler”), is facing a lawsuit for copyright infringement, which alleges he illegally sampled a 1971 soul song, “Why Can’t There Be Love,” in his 2015 hit, “Deathcamp.” The lawsuit was filed on March 23 in the Central District of California by Lela Weems, a descendant of songwriter, Herman Weems.  Herman Weems … Continue reading