Research Paper- New - COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT VMG SALSOUL LLC V CICCONE Copyright Infringement VMG Salsoul LLC v Ciccone Tachina Valentine-Dixon Full

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COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT: VMG SALSOUL, LLC V. CICCONE Copyright Infringement: VMG Salsoul, LLC v. Ciccone Tachina Valentine-Dixon Full Sail University Advanced Entertainment Law July 31, 2016
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COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT: VMG SALSOUL, LLC V. CICCONE 2 Abstract Madonna Louis Ciccone, who is known as the pop star Madonna, was sued for copyright infringement. The plaintiff, VMG Salsoul, LLC accused the pop star and her producer of the mega hit ‘Vogue’ of copying a .23 second segment of horns, which was previously used in their song ‘Love Break.’ In the end, the district court ruled that the alleged copying of the song composition was too trivial to be considered infringement. The case was appealed and the Ninth Circuit upheld the court’s original ruling. This case is a great example to learn from. It provides information about laws and exceptions, like ‘de minimis’ that can potentially help Gavel and Beats Entertainment, Inc. in the near future. No one wants to be sued, regardless of the reasoning behind it. It is important for others in similar professions to learn from the examples that are around us. The history of copyright law in this country spans over the past two hundred years. By understanding the past, you are able to change the future.
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COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT: VMG SALSOUL, LLC V. CICCONE 3 Copyright Infringement: VMG Salsoul, LLC v. Ciccone History of Copyright Law Copyrights are a form of protection that is govern by United States laws. The copyright protects ‘original works of authorship’ for creators in different industries ( Definition of a Copyright , 2016). These industries include, but are not limited to, literary and music composition. Copyright law dates back to England, during the introduction to the printing press. In the late fifteenth century, printing press were being used to produce books. This lead to the government establishing a register of license, which was administered by the Stationers’ Company ( Copyright Timeline, 2016). The ideology of copyright law made its way to America and found its way in the United States Constitution. In 1787, the U.S. Constitution, Article I, Section 8, Clause 8 stated, “ the Congress shall have power . . . to promote the progress of science and useful arts, by securing for limited times to authors and inventors the exclusive right to their respective writings and discoveries” ( United States Copyright Office, 2016).
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