Fairness Rocks News New York judge declines to dismiss Eddy Grant’s copyright case against Donald Trump

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Author: Chris Cooke

Date: September 29, 2021

Original Source: CMU

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New York judge declines to dismiss Eddy Grant’s copyright case against Donald Trump

A judge in New York has declined to dismiss Eddy Grant’s copyright infringement lawsuit against Donald Trump over the use of the former’s track ‘Electric Avenue’ in one of the latter’s campaign videos last year. Team Trump claimed that their use of the song was ‘transformative’ and therefore covered by the ‘fair use’ principle in US copyright law, but judge John G Koeltl has concluded that the former President is yet to demonstrate that his use of Grant’s track was, in fact, fair use.

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