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Circuit split over Madonna copyright case tipped to go to Supreme Court

Michael Loney, New York


A Ninth Circuit ruling that a 0.23 second sample in Madonna’s Vogue did not infringe copyright creates a split with the Sixth Circuit’s Bridgeport ruling that could be sent to the Supreme Court

The Ninth Circuit has ruled that a 0.23 second horn “hit” in Madonna’s 1990 hit Vogue did not break copyright law.

From the VMG Salsoul v Ciccone opinionThe plaintiffs alleged copyright infringement based on samples of snippets of...


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