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Roddy Ricch's Single 'The Box' Cleared Of All Copyright Allegations — What This Could Mean For Up-And-Coming Musicians and Recording Labels

Roddy Ricch, whose given name is Roderick Wayne Jr., has emerged victorious in a two-year legal battle surrounding his chart-topping hit song, “The Box.”

Feb 20, 2024

Missy Elliott Was Accused Of Coming For A Majority Of This Hit Track's Royalties — So, Here's A Brief Rundown

Missy Elliott is a legend — who is also all about her coins. The DMV legend found herself in the headlines when Jowell — of the popular reggaeton group, Jowell Y Randy — brought her name up in an interview. In his interview, he claimed that Elliott threatened to sue and “demanded millions” when it was revealed that the Bad Bunny hit, “Safaera,” sampled more than a little bit from “Get Ur Freak On.” Naturally, Jowell’s comment unleashed a tirade of online hatred against Missy Elliott. And at one point, things got so bad that an Ariana Grande fan page called out Jowell for his comments in his interview. Thank you jowel! Thank you for all the hate your interview is bringing Missy! Had you explained that there was 6 samples and 15 writers maybe they wouldn't all be attacking Missy for no reason because she took "everything" — Ariana Fanpage (@BigAriGrande) March 16, 2022 Things only got worse when Jowell doubled down on his comments. Fuck that! Let them enjoy...

A Year After Creating Megan Thee Stallion's #SavageChallenge, TikToker Keara Wilson Earns Her Copyrights

Black TikTokers are taking back their creativity one step at a time! In light of the TikTok strike that erupted on the platform late June, Black TikTok is now taking a public stand for their creativity and viral contributions. While others on the app find their own ways to protect their intellectual property, TikTok creator Keara Wilson is finally getting justice for the dance challenge that helped Megan Thee Stallion become a Grammy-winning artist. According to a press release, Wilson — who created the #SavageChallenge to Megan’s “Savage” single early last year — attended a dinner celebration for #Creators4BIPOC month and was surprised to learn she earned the copyrights for her viral dance with help from Logitech and award-winning choreographer JaQuel Knight. @keke.janajah the ONE & only…. @jaquelknight 💗💗💗 Thank you Thank you so much! & @logitech ❤️ Savage Dance is officially COPYRIGHTED! i own my dance 😭‼️ ♬ Savage – Megan Thee Stallion As part of a movement to address the barriers...

Jul 29, 2021

Tips to Help Keep Yourself and Business Protected from Social Media

Social media platforms have become a bit of a double-edged sword for businesses. In one sense, they’re essential for marketing your business and driving new traffic to your website and services. Alternatively, any bad press or bad reviews on social media can turn online crowds against you and cause significant reputational damage to your business. Just last year, the Red Hen restaurant in Lexington, VA, received thousands of negative online reviews within days after the owner asked press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders to leave . It also resulted in a ripple effect on the town’s local economy, forcing the city government to spend money on digital marketing to boost tourism in the wake of the controversy. The damage went even further. Multiple restaurants by the same name and unconnected to the event also received negative social media attention as a result. Small businesses have some major watch-outs when it comes to social media: Not only can negative attention spread quickly on...

Jan 7, 2020

Trademark vs. Copyright

Competition in every industry is getting fierce. Unfortunately, this can result in some individuals doing everything they can to survive in their industry, even infringing copyrights and trademarks in order to beat the competition. However, there are a few ways you can protect your intellectual property from being snatched by the competition. If your copyright or trademark is registered, no one will be able to use your creations without your approval. Individuals who are new to the world of intellectual property may wonder what the key differences are between copyrights and trademarks. Trademark vs. Copyright Although there are similarities between trademarks and copyrights, the differences between trademark and copyright are significant. These types of legal safeguards may sometimes overlap, and this can sometimes result in the loss of money and time when the wrong type of protection is registered. What is a Trademark? A trademark is anything that represents your brand in the...

Oct 28, 2019