Wednesday, June 10, 2009

lemonheads' dando sues general motors over alleged song copy

lemonheads' dando sues general motors over alleged song copyfrom ap: Lemonheads founder Evan Dando (DAN'-doh) is suing General Motors, saying the auto giant copied one of his songs for an ad. Dando sued GM and advertising and licensing firms in federal court Thursday, claiming the automaker violated his copyright on The Lemonheads song "It's a Shame About Ray." The complaint alleges the song was re-recorded and included in a 2008 TV campaign for Chevrolets and Buicks. Dando seeks damages and a portion of profits from the campaign. GM, which sought federal bankruptcy protection this week, and the licensing firm Asche & Spencer Music, Inc. did not immediately respond to calls Friday. The Lemonheads had several hits in the 1990s, including "Into Your Arms" and a remake of "Mrs. Robinson."

this is going to be very difficult to prove ... however, for a great example of copyright infringements, read about tom waits vs frito-lay, et al

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