The balance between creative freedom and protecting copyright

Front man of One Republic, Ryan Tedder recently stated in an interview with the BBC in May of this year that there has become ‘a copyright claim culture’ within the music industry. He stated how the odds of getting sued in the industry these days are higher than they have ever been, especially when cases involving huge stars become so public.

Partner, Tracy Lacey-Smith explains how to strike the balance between creative freedom and protecting copyright, read her article in full here.


If you would like more information or advice relating to this article or a Commercial Litigation & Dispute Resolution law matter, please do not hesitate to contact Tracy Lacey-Smith on 01727 798016. 

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