In what can only be considered good news for fashion designers, the Supreme Court, by a 6-2 vote, held last week that the decorative elements of a cheerleading uniform are protectable under Copyright Law. The decision marks a change of direction that has been advocated by fashion companies and designers for years.
Roc Nation, a full-service entertainment company founded by American rap artist Shawn “Jay Z” Carter, is being sued for copyright infringement by NPG Records and NPG Music Publishing, companies that were founded by Prince.
On Friday, Linkin Park’s bassist, Dave Ferrell, testified in a copyright infringement suit accusing Jay Z, producer Timbaland, and others of illegally sampling an Egyptian ballad in Jay Z’s song “Big Pimpin.’”
Apparently, Robin Thicke, singer of the best-selling single in the world last year, “Blurred Lines”, is suffering from a blurred memory. Robin is now dismissing statements he made during prior interviews about how the song was created.