Roger Waters’ New Album Blocked in Italy Over Copyright Claim
By Jazz Monroe.
The release of Roger Waters’ new LP, Is This the Life We Really Want?, has been temporarily blocked in Italy after an Italian artist claimed the cover art plagiarizes his work, Repubblica reports (as Rockol points out). Emilio Isgrò says the cover, which features a body of text redacted with black ink, leaving only the album title, copies his trademark “erasure” technique. A Milan judge temporarily blocked the album’s digital and physical sales ahead of a hearing on June 27. Pitchfork has emailed representatives for Waters and Sony Italy for comment.
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