Marvin Gaye's Family Rejects Robin Thicke's Copyright Infringement Settlement Offer
Marvin Gaye's family has rejected Robin Thicke's proposed six-figure settlement for their claims that he copied Marvin Gaye's "Got to Give it Up" with his mega-hit, "Blurred Lines." Thicke has sued Gaye's family pre-emptively seeking a court ruling that he did not steal the music from "Got to Give it Up."
Lawrence Lessig Sues Phoenix's Publisher For Removing His YouTube Video
Harvard professor Lawrence Lessig is suing Liberation Music Pty Ltd, Phoenix's music publisher, because they had a video of one of his lectures taken down because it contained part of Phoenix's song, "Lisztomania." The video featured clips of people dancing to the song, and Liberation Music claimed that Lessig did not have permission to publish the lecture on YouTube because of that. Lessig claims that the using the song is allowed under "fair use," which allows copyrighted materials to be used for free in certain circumstances, such as education. He is suing Liberation to have the video put back up.
Via: Hollywood Reporter
Bud Light's 50 Concerts in 50 States is a Huge Success
Bud Light set up a massive series of concerts on August 1, with 50 concerts in 50 states, all on the same day. They partnered with Myspace to live-stream five of those shows, hoping to reach more people. They ended up with 2.5 million streams, 240,000 downloads of the Bud Light app, as well as 525,00 people posting about it on Twitter or Facebook.