copyright infringement

By Eriq Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter In his legendary career, R&B singer Smokey Robinson was known for his silky voice and songs like “My Girl,” “You’ve Really Got a Hold on Me” and “The Way You Do the Things You Do.” Now, though, America’s poet laureate of love is involved in a dispute with his ex-wife Claudette Robinson that could […]

By Eriq Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter The major record labels are now suing Pandora for exploiting sound recordings made prior to Feb. 15, 1972. Last September, a similar lawsuit was filed against Sirius XM. The subject of the lawsuit has to do with the fact that sound recordings didn’t begin falling under federal copyright protection until the […]