Re: Music overdubbing for broadcast

From: Alan Lewine <alewine[_at_]dcez.com>
Date: Thu, 12 Sep 1996 00:04:33 -0400

ArborLaw[_at_]aol.com wrote:
>
> Alan Lewine wrote:
> >
> > 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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What about an unauthorized derivative work?

Alan Lewine

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Received on Thu Sep 12 1996 - 04:12:12 GMT

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