Indianapolis, Indiana – Copyright lawyers for Broadcast Music, Inc. (“BMI”) of New York City and various musical copyright holders such as Universal and EMI Virgin Songs have initiated litigation against Bugsy’s Entertainment Group, LLC of Indianapolis, IN. The complaint alleges that the defendants caused the unlicensed performance, at Bugsy’s Sports Grill in Indianapolis, of at least eight musical compositions protected by copyrights registered with the U.S. Copyright Office. The case has been assigned to Senior Judge Larry J. McKinney and Judge Jane E. Magnus-Stinson in the Southern District of Indiana, and assigned case no. 1:10-cv-00721-LJM-JMS.
Practice Tip: Copyright protection is automatic upon creation of an original work, but registration of the copyright is required in order to bring an infringement suit.Complaint – Broadcast Music v. Bugsy’s
Further information about this case is as follows:
Filed: June 10, 2010 as 1:2010cv00721 Updated: June 11, 2010 23:45:28
Plaintiffs: ADULT MUSIC, BIG YELLOW DOG, LLC, BOCEPHUS MUSIC, INC., BROADCAST MUSIC, INC., BROKEN ARROW MUSIC CORPORATION and others
Defendants: BUGSY’S ENTERTAINMENT GROUP, LLC and JOHN MORAN
Judge: Larry J. McKinney
Cause Of Action: Copyright Infringement