January 14, 2008

Alleged Infringement - Ft. Lauderdale Bar

A cookie-cutter complaint for alleged infringement of the public performance right to 8 copyrighted compositions by a Fort Lauderdale "place of business for public entertainment, accommodation, amusement and refreshment" was filed in the United States District Court, Southern District of Florida. Plaintiffs - music publishers - allege knowledge and intent based on Defendants' failure to seek or obtain an ASCAP license.

This looks like a juke-box case. The involved compositions include "In Da Club" (50 Cent), "You Give Love a Bad Name" (Bon Jovi), and "Back in Black" (AC/DC).

[Sweet Chin Music et al. v. Art Bar of Fort Lauderdale, LLC; case 0:08:-cv-60044-DTKH; filed Jan. 11, 2008]

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