Report calls for overhaul of UK copyright law – Jay-z Newport state of mind used as example

Last year’s viral hit Newport State of Mind – a parody of Alicia Keys and Jay Z’s hugely successful single New York State of Mind – was forced off YouTube after the seven co-writers of the original declined to give their permission for this use of their IP.

Under the Hargreaves recommendations the parody, which writers Alex Warren and Terema Wainright unsuccessfully attempted to get clearance for in a meeting with Universal Records, would be given the green light.

via Report calls for overhaul of UK copyright law | Law | guardian.co.uk.

~ by musicproducertv on May 17, 2011.

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