Beverly A. Berneman Discusses Copyright Issues within the Music Industry

June 11, 2024

This week’s IP Blawg brings up the issue of copyrighting the importance of accuracy in an application to register a copyright. In it, Beverly A. Berneman examines the case Nwosuocha v. Glover, which involves Emelike Nwosuocha, a/k/a Kidd Wes, and Donald Glover. In 2017, Kidd Wes wrote and published a song titled “Made in America.” The following year, Donald Glover, a/k/a Childish Gambino, released “This is America.” The subsequent years proved troublesome for Kidd Wes as he tried to fight Childish Gambino for copyright infringement.

To read more about how the suit unfolded, click here.

Beverly A. Berneman is a partner with Golan Christie Taglia LLP where she is the chair of the firm’s Intellectual Property Practice.

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