March 8, 2022

Heather Antoine’s Article on Music Industry Copyright Infringement Lawsuits Published on Forbes

Heather Antoine recently revisited the topic of increasing copyright infringement lawsuits targeting successful musicians in light of this month’s lawsuits involving musician Dua Lipa and her hit song “Levitating.”

In the article, Heather provides background information on the two lawsuits involving Lipa and establishes the differences of copyright law and patent and trademark law. She also details the measures used to determine whether copyright infringement has occurred in the creation of a song, including the use of extrinsic and subjective tests to establish if two songs are “substantially similar.” Additionally, the article touches on other cases of copyright infringement accusations in the music industry, including the 2015 “Blurred Lines” case and recent press on Olivia Rodrigo.

This is Heather’s second Forbes article on the topic of copyright infringement cases involving successful musicians. In May 2021, Heather wrote on lawsuits surrounding Childish Gambino’s “This Is America.”

Read Heather’s latest article, entitled “Dua Lipa Sued Again (And Again) For Copyright Infringement - Do These Lawsuits Have Merit?” on Forbes.

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