RPL Partner Larry Brocchini Discusses Recent Ruling for Madonna on “De Minimis” Copyright Sampling in Vogue

Recently, a divided panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a copyright decision in favor of the pop star Madonna.  The plaintiff, VMG Salsoul, LLC, alleged that Madonna and producer Shep Pettibone improperly copied a 0.23 second segment of horn hits from Salsoul’s song Love Break and used...

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RPL Joins the American Foreign Law Association

Recently, Reavis Parent Lehrer LLP joined the American Foreign Law Association (AFLA), a national membership organization founded in 1925 that promotes the understanding and application of foreign, comparative and international law and cooperation with other professional organizations.  RPL joins AFLA’s membership that includes other practitioners, judges, legal scholars and legal...

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