Copyright Statutory Damages Not Available For Each Song In Music Album

In Bryant v. Media Right Prods. , 2010 U.S. App. LEXIS 8657 (2d Cir. N.Y. Apr. 27, 2010) , the Second Circuit affirmed that a copyright owner was entitled to only one award of statutory damages for its music album compilation even though the album's individual songs were registered independently...

Will Rocky Fans Vote for Newt? Not if He’s Found Liable for Infringing Sacred Survivor Song, "Eye of the Tiger"

Imagine Newt Gingrich in Rocky 3 ... the gray headed politician slugging it out with Mr. T, Survivor's theme song, Eye of the Tiger, playing (but with the lyrics a little different): It's the eye of the Newt It's the thrill of the fight Risin' up to the challenge Of our Romney ...

Fair Use & the Quotation of Song Lyrics in Fiction

By Stephen B. Harrison * *Notes Editor, Washington University Law Review; J.D. candidate, Washington University School of Law 2013. Excerpt from Fair Use & the Quotation of Song Lyrics in Fiction , 11 Chi.-Kent J. Intell. Prop. 214 (Spring, 2012). INTRODUCTION The question applies to a...