AML 013: Copyright Law for Nigerian & American Artists: Lecrae, Flame et al. v Katy Perry

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Did Katy Perry Infringe on Christian Rapper Lecrae’s Song ‘Joyful Noise’ with ‘Dark Horse’ ?

California Fashion & Entertainment Lawyer and Founder of Africa Music Law, Ms. Uduak Oduok, takes on the copyright infringement lawsuit filed by Christian rappers Lecrae, Flame et al. against Katy Perry, Capitol Records, Juicy J and other Doe Defendants. Lecrae alleges that Perry infringed on his song ‘Joyful Noise’ released five years before ‘Dark Horse.’  Is it infringement? How do you figure out, as an artist, when someone has infringed on your work? Listen to learn and share.

NOTE: Consult an attorney for your specific situation. The information contained in the Podcast is for educational and informational use only.

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

  • What is Copyright Law?
  • What is a License & Assignment of  a Copyright?
  • What Constitutes Copyright Infringement?
  • What is Fair Use?
  • What is De Minimis in Copyright Law?
  • What are the Damages Under the US Federal Copyright Act for Artists who Claim Copyright Infringement.

Show Notes & Credits

Credit: Written, Produced & Edited by Uduak Oduok, Esq.
AML Theme Song 1 ‘Delight’: Nigerian-American Producer Kid Konnect
AML Theme Song 2 ‘Africans Modern Mix’: American Producer John Keller

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