copyright infringement


Satanic Temple Claims Netflix's 'Sabrina' Illegally Copied Baphomet Statue

The Satanic Temple is willing to take "aggressive actions to protect our copyright" against Netflix, claiming its "Sabrina" series features a replica of their Baphomet statue.
Diana Tourjée
My little Pony

Why It Took Seven Years For These 'My Little Pony' Fans to Ship Their Game

All it took was getting paid nothing for years, a cease and desist from the legal team at Hasbro, and a last-minute rescue from the creator of 'My Little Pony' itself.
Patrick Klepek

Atlus Tried to Take Down a PlayStation 3 Emulator’s Crowdfunding Page

The company argued the emulator's mere existence infringed on their copyright, but Patreon pushed back.
Patrick Klepek

The 'Blurred Lines' creators are still trying to reverse the Marvin Gaye verdict

The artists behind the song may have lost a copyright infringement lawsuit last year, but it looks like they're just beginning to fight.
Dexter Thomas

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

Someone Turned '2001: A Space Odyssey' into 569 GIFs

Now you can watch Kubrick's sci-fi masterpiece in its entirety... on GIPHY?
Nathaniel Ainley
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
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
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
Apple Music

The Music Industry Sued Aurous, the Popcorn Time for Music, Hours After Release

While like Popcorn Time in every other way, the RIAA says it pulled from illegal Russian filesharing sites instead of BitTorrent.
Clinton Nguyen
The VICE Guide to Right Now

A US Court Just Ruled Copyright Holders Must Consider Fair Use Before Demanding Takedowns

The latest in the "dancing baby" lawsuit.
River Donaghey
short circuit

Waze Fell for Fake Data Planted by a Competitor, Lawsuit Alleges

A new lawsuit alleges that Waze was caught red-handed used fake mapping data designed purely to find data thieves.
Nicholas Deleon