Carly Rae Jepsen "Call Me Maybe" Sued in US Court
Defendants Include Carly Rae Jepsen And Her Talent Manager, Producer Scott Braun Who Is a Partner With Justin BieberLos Angeles- AZA, a recording artist, and producer( AZA Productions), is filing a major Copyright Infringement law suit against Carly Rae Jepsen- the worldwide popular recording star and her partners currently enjoying the huge success of the song "Call Me Maybe" which is breaking worldwide records. The video alone has received hundreds of thousands of hits on You Tube, Twitter and the viral internet. It has received close to 2 million likes on Facebook.
AZA owns exclusive rights in the creative work of "Hunky Santa", which is a musical composition written by AZA embodied on an album entitled "High Speed". AZA Productions filed standard Form SR on February 14th, 2010 therefore entitling "Hunky Santa" to Federal Copyright protection. AZA Productions believes that by defendants substantially copying "Hunky Santa" and performing, recording and distributing that derivative work, under the title ' Call Me Maybe", defendants have infringed on their rights with reckless disregard of AZA's intellectual property rights.
Besides Carly Rae Jepsen, defendants in this complaint filed in U.S. Court include Tavish Crowe, co-writer of "Call Me Maybe", Josh Ramsay co-writer of "Call Me Maybe", Schoolboy Records, the U.S. label that distributes "Call Me Maybe", SB Projects, owner of Schoolboy Records, 604 Records Inc., the Canadian label that distributes "Call Me Maybe", Scott Brawn, talent manager and producer who manages Justin Bieber. Brawn and Bieber own SB Projects. (Bieber is not named personally as a Defendant), Tunecore Inc. is the music publisher based in Burbank. _These defendants are accused in this Complaint in Federal Court of Infringement by "Call Me Maybe" which borrows, copies, and minimally rearranges the sounds fixed in "Hunky Santa".
Damages: Plaintiffs request from the U.S District Court to enjoin all defendants from continuing to possess, distribute, sell, reproduce, market, advertise or promote "Call Me Maybe" anywhere in the world and requests the Court to seize all discs and copies of same. All costs and damages including potential Statutory damages are requested. TBD.
"The basis of this law suit is the unauthorized infringement of my client's intellectual property rights and callous disregard for her rights by these collaborative song writers, a recording artist, and a record label by Justin Bieber. My client's lyrics were sampled without approval or consent with lyrics that are identical or substantially similar to "Call Me Maybe". My client is seeking damages for this actionable infringement", said Barry K. Rothman, attorney for AZA.
"I'm shocked and surprised that these people wanted to sample my lyrics on "Call Me Maybe". They didn't ask me for permission-they just stole it. That's why I filed this law suit. When I first listened to it on the radio while driving my car, I almost got into an accident. I couldn't believe what I was hearing", said Aza.
"Call Me Maybe" by Carly Rae Jepsen
"Hunky Santa" by AZA
United States District Court
Central District of California
312 N. Spring Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Complaint for Copyright Infringement CASE # TBA at Filing Today Demand For Jury Trial
AZA Productions, INC. vs. Carly Rae Jepsen et al*.
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