copyright infringement

Features

Hold Up! Did Justin Bieber and Skrillex Rip Off Someone’s Song for "Sorry"?

Singer-songwriter Casey Dienel has filed a lawsuit for copyright infringement, so I guess it's too late now to say sorry.
Daisy Jones
5.27.16
thump guide

​The THUMP Guide to Music Copyright

We consulted with entertainment lawyers in the US and Canada about the ins and outs of intellectual property so you don't have to.
Gigen Mammoser
3.22.16
thump news

A Graffiti Artist is Suing Kiesza Over Her Award-Winning "Hideaway" Video

Her breakout song has been viewed over 300 million times on YouTube.
THUMP Canada Staff
1.18.16
Longreads Or Whatever

How a Kid Running an Obscure Music Forum Became the Target Of the UK's Biggest Ever Piracy Case

From his bedroom in North East England, Kane Robinson ran a music forum for 12,000 enthusiastic indie fans. But did a uni student with no prior convictions really deserve two years in prison?
Joe Zadeh
11.25.15
News

The Canadian Government Is Pushing Back Against Warning Letters for Illegal Downloading

It's not much and it's coming far later than even ISPs and Industry Canada wanted, but at least they're doing something.
Christopher Malmo
1.13.15
Music

Did Nickelodeon Just Rip Off This Electronic Musician?

Tobacco is the solo electronic project of Black Moth Super Rainbow's Tom Fec. The other day, a friend of Tom's sent him a Nickelodeon promo video that was blatantly ripped from one of his tracks. I called him up to find out if he was planning on suing...
Jules Suzdaltsev
8.20.14
Ask A Lawyer

Did American Eagle Just Rip Off a Miami Street Artist?

Miami street artist AholSniffsGlue's lawsuit against douchey clothier American Eagle Outfitters for "blatant, unlawful, and pervasive infringement" could be a landmark case for artists' rights. But does he have a case? We asked a lawyer to weigh in.
Benjamin Shapiro
7.29.14