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Despite EU laws protecting author copyrights, many EU songwriters are facing exploitative US contracts from streaming giants.
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Since 1928, Mickey Mouse has been the face of Disney. But as copyright protections over the mouse expire, the company might have to share him.
Ed Sheeran awarded €1 million damages in 'Shape of You' copyright battle
Sheeran was accused by Sami Chokri and Ross O'Donoghue of being partly inspired by their title "Oh Why" for his biggest hit.
Supreme court to decide if Warhol broke copyright law
The Supreme Court of the US will decide whether an artwork by Andy Warhol is significantly different from the photo it is based on. The verdict will change how artists work in the US.
Under Pressure: The top 5 landmark cases in music copyright disputes
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Google agrees new deal to pay French publishers for news content
The copyright dispute between Big Tech and newspapers in France has raged for more than two years.
Big Tech could be made to pay for news content under new UK plans
UK culture minister Nadine Dorries said she could see what tech platforms were doing to "our democracy and our press".
Sting sells back catalogue to Universal as stars buy into licensing
In recent months, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Paul Simon, Stevie Nicks, Neil Young and others who sold millions of albums to Baby Boomers have sold their recordings, songwriting catalogs or both.
Copenhagen's Little Mermaid statue subject of compensation hike for satirical cartoon
Sculptor Eriksen's heirs are rigorous in enforcing the copyright to the sculpture, which runs until 2029.
Google News returns to Spain after 7 year absence
The online news aggregator left in 2014 after Spanish authorities passed a law mandating a flat licensing fee for re-using content.
Facebook agrees to pay French media publishers over copyright
The social media giant reached an agreement with some French dailies just weeks after signing an agreement with newspapers Le Monde and Le Figaro.
Rotten ruling: UK judge rules against Sex Pistols singer
Formed in London in 1975, the Sex Pistols energized and scandalized the British music scene with songs such as “God Save the Queen” and “Anarchy in the U.K.”, but today they're arguing about a song for Disney.
Mexico march celebrates World's Indigenous Day
Hundreds of Indigenous people dressed in traditional clothing marched down Paseo de la Reforma, one of Mexico City's main avenues, to the National Palace to demand inclusiveness from the government of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador.
France fines Google €500 million in copyright row with news publishers
Google has two months to suggest ways to compensate news agencies and other publishers for using their content or face additional fines.
Could Facebook's news row in Australia replicate itself in Europe?
Facebook's move to ban news sites from its platform in Australia was a chilling warning for those who fear the same could happen in Europe.
Risky business: how to keep your intellectual property safe
The Business Planet team heads to Bucharest to see how one firm has been able to safeguard its intellectual property with EU help.
Why is protecting your IP a key to business success?
Business Planet speaks to Professor Alexandru Marin, a European IP Helpdesk Ambassador who supports and advises SMEs in Romania on how to secure their IP rights.
France becomes first country to adopt EU copyright reform
France became the first country to adopt the controversial EU copyright reform on Tuesday.
Filipino workers mark May Day by burning President Duterte's effigy
They demanded that the government of President Rodrigo Duterte address labour issues including a minimum wage increase and the end of contractualisation for many workers.
The Brief: Climate protests go rogue, trade talks, copyright and Mid-East policy
In this edition: Extinction rebellion protests, encouraging civil disobedience to force governments to act on climate change have reached the Belgian capital. Also, EU-US trade talks progress, the controversial copyright rules pass final hurdle and Europe's Mid-East policy up for question.