music-sheet.jpgIPNews® – Justin Bieber and Skrillex are fighting back against copyright infringement claims related to their multi-platinum song “Sorry.”

A suit filed in Nashville federal court by singer-songwriter Casey Dienel, who performs as White Hinterland, claims that “Sorry” uses a vocal riff from her song “Ring the Bell”.  The sound in question is a female

stairway.jpgIPNews® – A case against Led Zeppelin for copyright infringement over the song Stairway to Heaven will go to trial.

In the case a band named Spirit claims that Led Zeppelin copied the chord sequence from Spirit’s song “Taurus” in the song “Stairway to Heaven.”  The case survived a statute of limitations defense because Stairway

vote.jpgIPNews® – Wildlife photographers Wendy Shattil and Robert Rozinski are suing Donald Trump’s campaign for copyright infringement, after one of their photos was found on merchandise for the GOP candidate.

The Denver-based photographers claim their photo “Bald Eagle Portrait” has appeared on Trump campaign materials without their permission.  Attorneys for the couple are asking for

monkey.jpgIPNews® – A federal judge in California ruled against a monkey in the case filed by the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.  

The case centered on ownership rights over photos taken by a monkey with a nature photographer’s camera.  PETA argued the monkey should get proceeds from the sales of a book

birthday.jpgIPNews® – The copyright to the song “Happy Birthday” was recently ruled invalid by a federal judge. 

The judge determined that Warner/Chappell Music held the right to the melody and the piano arrangements based on the melody, but not the rights to the lyrics.  As a result of the decision Warner/Chappell may be forced to