Friday, January 24, 2014

11th Circuit Weighs in on KC and the Sunshine Band!


Even better, the song in dispute is called "Spank":
The district court’s construction of § 411(a) was too narrow. Harrick Music registered a claim to copyright in the “Spank” composition, specifically identifying Smith as the composer and informing the Copyright Office the work was not made for hire. Nothing in § 411(a) indicates that a composer who has agreed to assign his legal interest in a composition, along with the right to register it, in exchange for royalties, may not rely on the registration his assignee files. Where a publisher has registered a claim to copyright in a work not made for hire, we conclude the beneficial owner has statutory standing to sue for infringement.
As the song goes, "spank one more time"!

10 comments:

  1. It's only a matter of time before Godwhacker weighs in on this one ...

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  2. An all music Funky Friday - the Biebs and KC. Who woulda thunk it,

    Spank this, bitches?


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  3. @ 12:54 pm - I was thinking the same...

    I remember a woman who was fond of The Spank. I could never figure out, however, why her safe word was "bananas."

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  4. Gay rights and now disco? SFL is covering my beat!

    @11:42 Meant to be heard on Quaaludes. Duh!

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  5. What about Marc Caputo's New Jersey hard on for Michael Tein?

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  6. Happy Friday/Weekend SFL.

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  7. what a strong month for SFL.

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  8. What about Pacenti's heterosexual hard on for that hot stripper plaintiff?

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  9. Bless the Hindu Love God's for our SFL.

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