Copyright Infringement

Led Zeppelin's "Stairway To Heaven" Copyright Lawsuit May Get Tossed Out

In 2016, Led Zeppelin were on trail for their song "Stairway To Heaven" in a copyright case filed by the estate for late Spirit member Randy Wolfe, claiming that parts of the song were lifted from their song "Taurus." The case, which included testimonies by guitarist Jimmy Page and vocalist Robert...
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Kurt Cobain-Inspired T-Shirt Draws Criticism From Courtney Love

It seems that fashion designers and Nirvana just do not mix. The clothing line Vetements , shared an image on their Instagram of a male model wearing a white t-shirt with "Corrporate magazines still suck a lot" written in the same style and font to the t-shirt Kurt Cobain wore on Nirvana's famous...
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Courtney Love & Nirvana Members Called In As Witnesses In Lawsuit Against Marc Jacobs

In December 2018, Nirvana filed a lawsuit against fashion designer Marc Jacobs for redesigning the band's iconic smiley face logo for his "Bootleg Grunge Redux" clothing line without their permission. After denying ripping off the logo, Jacobs responded by claiming that the band had never...
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Marc Jacobs Fires Back at Nirvana's Lawsuit Over Copyright Infringement

In December 2018, Nirvana has filed a lawsuit against fashion designer Marc Jacobs for copyright infringement after the brand decided to use the band's logo as part of their "Grunge Redux" collection without their permission. Fashion label Marc Jacobs denies ripping off iconic Nirvana logo, claims...
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Metallica Accussed of Stealing "One" from Dark Angel's "Darkness Descends"

For decades, Led Zeppelin was tied to allegations of stealing guitar riffs from "Taurus" from Spirit and putting them in "Stairway to Heaven." It went so far that they ended up taking it to court where Led Zeppelin was found "not guilty" of copyright infringement. Now Metallica is the latest band...
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Twisted Sister Slams Australian Politician For "We're Not Gonna Take It" Parody

Artists are typically none too happy when a political candidate decides to use their music as part of their campaign because they are sometimes mistaken to be endorsers of the politician. Even more so when they never seek the artist's permission. Twisted Sister experienced this when President...
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Nirvana Sues Fashion Designer For Stealing Band Logo

According to a report by TMZ , Nirvana has filed a lawsuit against fashion designer Marc Jacobs for reappropriating the band's smiley-face logo without their permission. As part of the clothing brand's "Bootleg Grunge Redux" collection, the design takes Nirvana's famous logo by replacing the X-eyes...
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Radiohead Suing Lana Del Rey For Allegedly Copying "Creep"

Radiohead has filed a lawsuit against dream-pop singer Lana Del Rey for allegedly stealing pieces of "Creep" to use in her song "Get Free" from her 2017 album Lust For Life . Del Rey confirmed the lawsuit on her Twitter account but denies intentionally copying Radiohead, saying, "Although I know my...
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