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Phantogram’s new label Universal blocks new Phantogram song from band’s own YouTube page (listen anyway)

As you can see in the above screen shot, UMG aka Universal Music Group isn't too happy that someone posted Phantogram's first new song in two years to YouTube...

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RZA countersuing against copyright infringement claims related to Kanye West track

RZA screams "J'Accuse!!!" at Teichiku Ent. (more by Dana Yavin)

RZA is taking a bold move of fighting back against a copyright infringement lawsuit, filing a lawsuit of his own against JVC Kenwood Holdings, which includes Teichiku Entertainment:RZA (born Robert Diggs) is upset that the record label Island Def Jam has withheld more than $50,000 in royalties based on the claims that one of Teichiku's sound recordings was illicitly used on Kanye West's 2010 song, "Dark Fantasy," which RZA produced...

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ISPs to start tracking ilicit file-sharing with “six strikes plan”

Heads up, file-sharers: The nation's major internet service providers by year's end will institute a so-called six-strikes plan, the "Copyright Alert System" initiative backed by the Obama administration and pushed by Hollywood and the major record labels to disrupt and possibly terminate internet access for online copyright scofflaws...

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MySpace forcing Apple to change its music note icon

Oh no! PC Magazine reports:Social network Myspace is back, and it's honing in on Apple's territory.

As noted by GigaOm, trademark judges last week denied Cupertino's attempt to protect its music app image, saying that users might confuse it with the mark already owned by Myspace...

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Disney rips off Anamanaguchi

Not saying that Disney even realizes it, or knows who the band Anamanaguchi is, especially Mickey Mouse who is too busy at meetings and filming TV shows to know what's going on with random app commercials the company posts to YouTube, but it's a blatant rip-off nonetheless, as you can hear below...

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The GAP stole Judas Priest design (from ‘Screaming For Vengeance’ which recently turned 30)

According to Judas Priest singer Rob Halford, the heavy-metal legends are considering legal action against clothing retailer the GAP over a T-shirt design-which has since been removed from the company's website-that bears an undeniable resemblance to the cover art of the band's classic album, ...

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An interview with Eric Wood (Bastard Noise)

Eric Wood of The Bastard Noise at DBA (more by BBG)

With all of the back and forth recently between Bastard Noise and Akron/Family, regarding the MiTB Skull art being used by Akron/Family on a shirt, it might be easy to forget why it was an issue in the first place; The Bastard Noise is an important and pioneering band...

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today in shirts: Disney stops carrying Joy Division design; another ex-Man is The Bastard member weighs in on Akron/Family issue

Aaron Kenyon with a current project, Djam Karet

Aaron Kenyon, a founding member of Man is The Bastard, has weighed in on the controversial appropriation of the iconic skull logo, and his views differ from that of his ex-bandmates...

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Bastard Noise’s Eric Wood accuses Akron/Family of theft

The offending shirt (left) with the offended party (right) (more Bastard Noise photos)

Eric Wood doesn't like Akron/Family too much, judging by his comment that band is "SCAB FUCKING MAGGOTS ...

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Florida Governor apologizes to David Byrne (on YouTube)

"Singer/songwriter David Byrne and Index Music Inc. have resolved their lawsuit against former Florida Governor Charlie Crist, Charlie Crist for United States Senate, The Stevens and Schriefer Group, Ltd...

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