Copyrights and Copyright Violations

Axl Rose and Rihanna Want Trump to Stop Playing Their Music. Can They Succeed?

The recording stars became the latest to ask the president not to use their hits at his rallies. Recent changes in music licensing could help.

How Aretha Franklin’s ‘Respect’ Became a Battle Cry for Musicians Seeking Royalties

The song “Respect” helped Aretha Franklin soar to fame and became an anthem for the women’s rights movement. But radio royalties for the song went to its writer, Otis Redding.