box1 header1
Entry Detail
Terms of Use The data on this site is for education, insights, and entertainment, and is not to be used for commercial purposes. If you want to use content for noncommercial purposes, be kind and give us due credit. To read the full Terms of Use, click here.
Options Conduct New Search
Copy Permalink to this Item
 
Big Stars Rip Off Demo Tapes?
Highest Court S.D. New York
Year Ended 2007
Plaintiffs Songwriter(s)
Defendants Bertelsman Music Group (BMG)
EMI Music
Music Producer(s)
Music Publisher(s)
N SYNC
Nelly
Neptunes
Williams, Pharrell
Zomba Records
Other No Other parties on file
Short Description Plaintiff was an unknown songwriter, unsurprisingly, alleging the band N SYNC used several of his songs on their third studio album, "Celebrity," including their hit single "Girlfriend," which he argued was copied from his song "Be My Girlfriend." Plaintiff purportedly gave demo recordings of the songs to the band. The Plaintiff, appearing pro se, was granted leave to amend his complaint to state a cause of action, since, as it stood, it only contained allegations of fact. - LSW

Legal Issues
Copyrights Infringement Copying & Distribution/Dissemination
General Affirmative Defenses Federal Preemption


Opinions Freeman v. Timberlake
82 U.S.P.Q.2d 1381 / 2007 WL 184817
S.D. New York , January 25, 2007 ( No. 06 CV 1112 GBD )


Errors Do you see something that is not correct?
The Discography is an ongoing project. Some entries in the database are displayed in various stages of completion. If you see spelling or grammar issues, they are likely to be corrected in the near future as they're noticed by editors (they're on the "To Do" list, we promise). But If you notice errors regarding facts, legal conclusions, or other information, please contact us to let us know. We've done our best, but can't assure perfection. Thank you.


Related Searches Parties
Bertelsman Music Group (BMG) ( Defendant )
EMI Music ( Defendant )
Music Producer(s) ( Defendant )
Music Publisher(s) ( Defendant )
N SYNC ( Defendant )
Nelly ( Defendant )
Neptunes ( Defendant )
Songwriter(s) ( Plaintiff )
Williams, Pharrell ( Defendant )
Zomba Records ( Defendant )

Legal Issues
Copyrights / Infringement / Copying & Distribution/Dissemination
General / Affirmative Defenses / Federal Preemption

Courts
S.D. New York (highest court)


permalink to this entry