Follow Us

Law.com Subscribers SAVE 30%

Call 855-808-4530 or email GroupSales@alm.com to receive your discount on a new subscription.

Copyrights Entertainment and Sports Law Litigation

Angry Fed. Judge Throws Out Song Infringement Suit

A Miami company's decision to defend a small-potatoes copyright case all the way to trial paid off when the case was dismissed after a few hours — by an angry federal judge.

X

Thank you for sharing!

Your article was successfully shared with the contacts you provided.

A Miami company’s decision to defend a small-potatoes copyright case all the way to trial paid off when the case was dismissed after a few hours — by an angry federal judge. Southern District of New York federal Judge Richard Sullivan found the plaintiffs’ only trial witness, the principal of two companies that claimed Spanish Broadcasting System (SBS) willfully infringed copyrights by playing six songs on the radio, contradicted years of amended complaints by saying his companies didn’t hold the copyrights. Latin American Music Co. v. Spanish Broadcasting System, 13-cv-1526. The plaintiffs’ attorney also said the witness, Raul Bernard, had recordings of the songs being broadcast on the radio after previously telling the judge the recordings were missing.

Read These Next