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Some Lady vs. "The King"
Highest Court Sixth Circuit
Year Ended 1982
Plaintiffs Songwriter(s)
Defendants Allied Artists Pictures
Blair, Hal
Estate of Artist(s)
Hill and Range Music
Publisher(s)
RCA Records
Robertson, Don
Other Presley, Elvis
Short Description Plaintiff is an unknown songwriter who wrote and copyrighted a song called "As Long As I Have You" in the 1940s and--even though it was never published--Plaintiff went to the trouble to renew the copyright in 1974. In 1976, Plaintiff alleged that Elvis Presley's song, "I'm Yours," released in 1965, was nearly identical to her own composition and was thus an infringement. The trial court found for Defendants, holding the three year statute of limitations barred Plaintiff's action and that any damages within the last three years were barred by the equitable doctrine of laches. The Circuit Court reversed the finding as to laches; no prejudice had been shown. The case was remanded to determine liability for the immediately preceding three year period. - LSW

Legal Issues
Copyrights Infringement Copying & Distribution/Dissemination
General Equitable Defenses Laches


Opinions Hoste v. Radio Corp. of America
654 F.2d 11
Sixth Circuit , July 07, 1981 ( No. 79-1561 )


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Related Searches Parties
Allied Artists Pictures ( Defendant )
Blair, Hal ( Defendant )
Estate of Artist(s) ( Defendant )
Hill and Range Music ( Defendant )
Presley, Elvis ( Other )
Publisher(s) ( Defendant )
RCA Records ( Defendant )
Robertson, Don ( Defendant )
Songwriter(s) ( Plaintiff )

Legal Issues
Copyrights / Infringement / Copying & Distribution/Dissemination
General / Equitable Defenses / Laches

Courts
Sixth Circuit (highest court)


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