What is Copyright in a Song?

Tulisa sues Will.i.am over copyright disputes  February 14, 2013 – 04:29 pm
By. Jan Peterson

CMU reports that Tulisa is suing Will.i.am over a song that she says that she contributed to but has not been credited for.

The song in question – a duet between Will.i.am and Britney Spears called “Scream & Shout” – is thought to be included on Will.i.am’s forthcoming solo album, “#willpower”. Will.i.am, Jean Baptiste and Jef Martens are credited on the album for the track. However, Tulisa is asserting that the song was initially recorded for her debut album, “The Female Boss”, in collaboration with Jean Baptiste and Jeff Martins but that it was left out of the album for an undefined reason. She claims that she significantly contributed to the record, particularly with regards to some of the lyrics that appeared in the Will.i.am and Britney Spears version. Will.i.am, for his part, states that Baptiste and Martens pulled out of the collaboration and that they had only ever envisaged Britney Spears as the female vocalist on the record.

Tulisa’s intellectual property solicitors are asserting that Will.i.am and his producers have breached the Copyright Design and Patent Act 1988. Tulisa is stating that she owns copyright in “Scream & Shout” and that Will.i.am has infringed (or will infringe, once the album is released) on this copyright by issuing copies of the work or communicating it to the public. The most important hurdle that Tulisa will have to clear here is that she actually possesses copyright in the work. In order to do so she would have to show that:

Source: IntellectualPropertyBlawg

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