VMG Salsoul, LLC v. Ciccone

824 F.3d 871 (9th Cir. 2016)

Madonna, almost three decades after the release of "Vogue."

Madonna has been a prolific artist and cultural icon for decades. Like many other artists, she may have borrowed from a previous musical creation to create one of her early hits called "Vogue." Does an artist violate another's copyright when a "new" creation borrows a .23 second long clip from another song?

Notably, in this case, the court also describes (and rejects) the different approach articulated by the Sixth Circuit in the Bridgeport Music decision.