Re: Music overdubbing for broadcast

From: <ArborLaw[_at_]aol.com>
Date: Tue, 10 Sep 1996 16:54:41 -0400

Alan Lewine:
>
> However, when broadcast they were shown performing, but another group
> was heard. They had been "poorly" overdubbed by "a group with a lot
> less talent". The production editors either screwed up the original
> soundtrack, or figured if you've heard one "Amazing Grace" you've
> heard them all. The Total Experience is sueing, and made the comment
> that their lawyers think this suit will broaden definitions of
> trademark/creative property infringement.

I don't know that any new ground will be broken here, unless in your local state jurisdiction or your federal circuit. This sounds like a "false light" action to me. And/or a Lanham Act s. 43(a) claim.

Carol Shepherd
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