Howell O’Rear is a founding partner of the Nashville, Tennessee law firm McInteer & O’Rear PLC. His practice focuses on litigating business, contract, and intellectual property disputes, including copyright infringement actions.
In two recent legal spats involving copyrighted music of Marvin Gaye and the Beastie Boys, the copyright owners found themselves sued by the very parties alleged to be doing the infringing. Yes, you read that right. The alleged bad guy sued the alleged victim.