Case: Delicious Vinyl v. Tee Vee Tunes; TVT Records and TVT Music
Issue: Copyright infringement arising from defendant’s use of plaintiff’s original musical composition.
Cite: Southern District of New York CV-2304
Filing Attorney: Jonathan Pollack
Case: ABKCO Music v. EUniverse; Media General; BoxerJam Media.
Issue: Music publisher contends three of its Rolling Stones songs were illegally used in the Internet game program “Name That Artist.”
Cite: SDNY 04CV0511
Case: Eight Mile Style and Martin Affiliated v. Apple Computer; TBWA/Chiat/Day; MTV Networks; and Viacom International
Issue: Rapper Eminem says his song “Lose Yourself” was used without his permission in a commercial for Apple’s iTunes that aired on MTV.
Cite: U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Michigan. CV04-01361
Case: RIAA v. Richard Sinnott
Issue: Court holds flea market operator liable for contributory and vicarious copyright infringement after he ignored RIAA warnings that his vendors were selling boot-leg CDs.
Cite: US ED California No. S02-2153 MCE PAN
Case: Time Warner v. Mary Ann Sherman
Issue: Second Circuit upholds $6,000 damage award against individual who bought cable descrambling equipment. Time Warner was allowed to use defendant’s credit-card records to establish equipment purchases.
Cite: 2nd US Circuit Court of Appeals No. 02-7417