Gerald Sauer’s Law360 article on flawed process in music copyright suits

Judicial Process For Music Copyright Must Be Reined In

by Gerald Sauer

Popular singers and their songwriting teams are walking around with targets on their backs. Last month, in Gray v. Perry, a Los Angeles federal jury awarded $2.8 million to Christian rapper Marcus Gray after finding that Katy Perry and her “Dark Horse” songwriting team infringed his song “Joyful Noise.” In doing so, it continued a copyright trajectory that includes theU.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit’s 2018 “Blurred Lines” decision,Williams v. Gaye, affirming a $5 million infringement judgment against Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams in favor of heirs to Marvin Gaye.

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Gerald Sauer’s Law360 article on flawed process in music copyright suits

Judicial Process For Music Copyright Must Be Reined In

by Gerald Sauer

Popular singers and their songwriting teams are walking around with targets on their backs. Last month, in Gray v. Perry, a Los Angeles federal jury awarded $2.8 million to Christian rapper Marcus Gray after finding that Katy Perry and her “Dark Horse” songwriting team infringed his song “Joyful Noise.” In doing so, it continued a copyright trajectory that includes theU.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit’s 2018 “Blurred Lines” decision,Williams v. Gaye, affirming a $5 million infringement judgment against Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams in favor of heirs to Marvin Gaye.

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Gerald Sauer quoted in InformationWeek article on privacy policies

InformationWeek quoted Gerald Sauer in its article, “Why You Should Create a Forward-Looking Privacy Policy.”

There’s currently no comprehensive law governing the collection, use sale, or other disclosure of personal information across the United States, noted Gerald Sauer, a founding partner of Los Angeles-based law firm Sauer & Wagner. “A handful of laws set guidelines for use of personal information for specific purposes, such as medical and financial information.”  

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