All The Music You Ever Need

Spotify is subject to another copyright infringement claim. Camper van Beethoven and Cracker frontman David Lowery, as well as Melissa Ferrick (together with other recording artists), brought class actions against the on-demand service seeking a minimum total of $3.5 million in statutory damages. This article provides a summary of the issues and argues that the…

The Fair Use Of Hip-Hop Sampling In Copyright Law

Sampling isn’t about hijacking nostalgia wholesale. It’s about inserting yourself into the narrative of a song while also pushing that story forward. —Mark Ronson[i] What Is Sampling? Sampling is procedure that transfers the analog signal from an original song to a set of binary numbers representing an audio waveform.[ii] The signal is then put into…