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Industria Del Amor Copied?
Highest Court N.D. Illinois
Year Ended 1999
Plaintiffs Songwriter(s)
Defendants Fonovisa Records
Individual(s)
Industria Del Amor
Other No Other parties on file
Short Description Plaintiff is a 31-year-old taxi driver in the city of Chicago, and an amateur songwriter alleging the band Industria Del Amor infringed his copyrighted song, "Cuando Escuches Mi Cancion," in Industrua's song "Amigo Locutor." Plaintiff sued the band, their record label (Fonovisa) and others. The court held for Defendants. Plaintiff met the band and presented songs to them in 1996 when he learned they were staying at a hotel in town, after he finagled his way into their room. However, Defendants could show they wrote the allegedly infringing song prior to this incident, and, further, the court held the two songs were not substantially similar in any protectible manner (only the general subject matter, about asking a DJ to play a song for a love interest was the same). - LSW

Legal Issues
Civil Procedure Third Party Claims Necessary Parties
Conflicts of Law Jurisdiction & Forum Subject Matter Jurisdiction
Copyrights Infringement Copying & Distribution/Dissemination


Opinions Alvarez v. Industria del Amor
1999 WL 498610
N.D. Illinois , July 09, 1999 ( No. 98 C 1851 )


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Related Searches Parties
Fonovisa Records ( Defendant )
Individual(s) ( Defendant )
Industria Del Amor ( Defendant )
Songwriter(s) ( Plaintiff )

Legal Issues
Civil Procedure / Third Party Claims / Necessary Parties
Conflicts of Law / Jurisdiction & Forum / Subject Matter Jurisdiction
Copyrights / Infringement / Copying & Distribution/Dissemination

Courts
N.D. Illinois (highest court)


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