Italian tribunal blocks sales of new Roger Waters album for Isgrò plagiarism

Italian tribunal blocks sales of new Roger Waters album for Isgrò plagiarism

Roger Waters' new album “Is this the life we really want?” features a cover art that could be a plagiarism of the works of Emilio Isgrò, an Italian artist who, thanks to the artistic language of “erasing”, is considered one of the most important names in the field of conceptual art.

The Tribunal of Milan, now, blocked the sales of the album in Italy - both in physical and digital format - for copyright infringement. And this Italian trouble could bring to a similar measure all over the world...

Isgrò seems well determined to go on with the legal action and commented: "It's a blatant plagiarism of my works".

A hearing has been planned for June 27: then Sony will have the chance to ask for a cancellation of the measure.

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(Andrea Valentini)

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George Roger Waters (born 6 September 1943) is an English musician, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and composer. In 1965, he co-founded the progressive rock band Pink Floyd with drummer Nick Mason, keyboardist Richard Wright and guitarist, singer, and songwriter Syd Barrett. Waters initially served as the group's bassist, but following the departure of Barrett in 1968, he also became…
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