August 1, 2008

Sampling - Don't Play With Fire

Copyright infringement arising from defendants' unauthorized use of plaintiff's copyrighted song "Play with Fire," which is allegedly unlawfully contained in Lil Wayne's album "Tha Carter III." Of note, "Play with Fire" is a song originally created by The Rolling Stones.

ABKCO Music Inc. v. Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr. pka Lil Wayne; Nicholas Mark Warwar pka StreetRunner; Jason Desrouleux; Cash Money Records Inc.; Universal Motown Republic Group; Universal Music Group Recordings Inc.; Young Money Publishing Inc.; Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp.; Warner/Chappell Music Inc.; EMI Music Publishing (filed 7/24/2008, No. CV-6573)

VideoEgg Answer

Prior post - Defendant's Answer.

July 31, 2008

Yahoo - Count Down to DRM

Some songs downloaded on Yahoo may not be accessible after September 30th due to DRM restrictions. (Article).

Update from the Tipster Wire: Yahoo Music is now offering to replace older, DRM-protected downloads that expire this fall.