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Amy Goldsmith Quoted in Pacer Monitor on Music Copyright Suit

December 4, 2018

Intellectual Property co-chair Amy Goldsmith was quoted in Pacer Monitor’s article, “Nicki Minaj Copyright Suit Asks Federal Court to Weigh Inspiration vs Infringement.” The article discusses the recent lawsuit between singer-songwriters Tracy Chapman and Nicki Minaj wherein Chapman alleges Minaj employed the lyrics from her 1988 single “Baby Can I Hold You” after Minaj’s licensing request was denied. At the core of the litigation is whether being inspired by Chapman’s art is an actual infringement on the part of Minaj.

Amy states, “You don’t have to drive to a music store and buy vinyl. You can sit at home downloading tons and tons of compositions and music with your smartphone and you may not even know from where you were inspired.”

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