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Media Law: Why Duran Duran Lost Their Copyright Suit

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Duran Duran once sang that they won’t cry for yesterday, but a contract signed in their past has cost them copyrights on their own material in the present, and seemingly forever. Recently the famous band lost a High Court ruling in which it sought to reclaim the US rights to some of its most famous songs. The band was basing …

Where Does Graffiti Fall Under Intellectual Property Law?

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Graffiti was often once thought of as nothing but a nuisance, a major eyesore for the communities where it was created. But, the facts are that street art as a movement is growing in popularity and street artists are now demanding more rights legally to their work.   Specifically, they want to know what rights they have under intellectual property …