Copyright Infringement

Jacquees vs Ella Mai - How to Legally Make Cover Songs

Jacquees vs Ella Mai - How to Legally Make Cover Songs

In case you missed the buzz on Twitter last week. The internet exploded when Jacquees’ cover of “Trip” by Ella Mai was removed from Soundcloud and Youtube. While the internet decided it was a hater move on the part of Ella Mai, her label made it clear it was business related and she had no say in the matter.

A better description is that it was a LEGAL matter. As T-Pain pointed out you CANNOT monetize material that does not belong to you. In simple words that is THEFT in legal terms it is copyright infringement.

So how do artists cover other people’s songs all the time and how was THIS different?

Follow the jump to find out!

Lebron James puts Nick Saban on notice for Copyright and Trademark Infringement

Lebron James puts Nick Saban on notice for Copyright and Trademark Infringement

LeBron's camp slapped my beloved University of Alabama with an Infringement Notice that smelled heavily of a Cease & Desist (although they deny it is a cease and desist) for releasing a digital series called "Shop Talk" strikingly similar to "The Shop" released by LeBron's Uninterrupted platform.

Here are the details and clips of both shows from ESPN, Alabama, and UnInterrupted:

Drake, Lil Kim, and Rihanna Slapped with Copyright Infringement Lawsuits

Drake, Lil Kim, and Rihanna Slapped with Copyright Infringement Lawsuits

Some of your favorite stars have been sued for being "inspired" by the works of others. From photographs to lyrics here is the dirt of how Drake, Lil Kim, and Rihanna found themselves the subject of copyright lawsuits from pretty much unknown folks.