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Who Owns MC5 Documentary?
Highest Court C.D. California
Year Ended 2006
Plaintiffs Band Member(s)
Family of Artist(s)
Record Label(s)
Defendants Film Distributor(s)
Film Producer(s)
Individual(s)
Other MC5
Short Description Wayne Kramer, the guitarist for the Detroit psychedelic proto-punk band, the MC5, assisted in the production of a documentary about the band, and according to his story, he was promised not only reimbursement but editorial credit for his work. When he sued for a variety of causes, Plaintiff's summary judgment motion was denied. - [This entry is not yet complete or has not been edited/checked.]

Legal Issues
Constitutional Law First Amendment Fair Use, Parody & Artistic Protection
Contracts Breach Payment & Performance
Copyrights Infringement Common Law Rights
    Inducement & Contributory/Vicarious Liability
    Reproduction & Distribution/Dissemination
  Ownership Assignments, Licenses & Renewal Rights
    Joint Authorship, Works-for-Hire & Derivative Creations
General Affirmative Defenses Statutes of Limitation
  Equitable Actions Unjust Enrichment
  Equitable Defenses Waiver, Estoppel & Acquiescence
Torts Economic Torts Fraud, Misrepresentation & Inducement


Opinions Kramer v. Thomas
300 Fed.Appx. 555
Ninth Circuit , November 19, 2008 ( Nos. 07-55577, 07-56066 )


Kramer v. Thomas
2006 WL 4729242
C.D. California , September 28, 2006 ( No. CV 05-8381 AG (CTx) )


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Related Searches Parties
Band Member(s) ( Plaintiff )
Family of Artist(s) ( Plaintiff )
Film Distributor(s) ( Defendant )
Film Producer(s) ( Defendant )
Individual(s) ( Defendant )
MC5 ( Other )
Record Label(s) ( Plaintiff )

Legal Issues
Constitutional Law / First Amendment / Fair Use, Parody & Artistic Protection
Contracts / Breach / Payment & Performance
Copyrights / Infringement / Common Law Rights
Copyrights / Infringement / Inducement & Contributory/Vicarious Liability
Copyrights / Infringement / Reproduction & Distribution/Dissemination
Copyrights / Ownership / Assignments, Licenses & Renewal Rights
Copyrights / Ownership / Joint Authorship, Works-for-Hire & Derivative Creations
General / Affirmative Defenses / Statutes of Limitation
General / Equitable Actions / Unjust Enrichment
General / Equitable Defenses / Waiver, Estoppel & Acquiescence
Torts / Economic Torts / Fraud, Misrepresentation & Inducement

Courts
C.D. California (highest court)
Ninth Circuit


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