Thursday, September 10, 2009

Record companies sue 'Ellen' show over copyrights; Associated Press, 9/10/09

Travis Loller via Associated Press; Record companies sue 'Ellen' show over copyrights:

"Some of the world's largest recording companies are suing "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," claiming producers violated their copyrights by playing more than 1,000 songs without permission.

Many of the songs were played during the show's popular dance segment.

According to the suit filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Nashville, when representatives of the recording companies asked defendants why they hadn't obtained licenses to use the songs, defendants said they didn't "roll that way.""

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