Music publisher alleges copyright infringment

By Gene Johnson | Sep 14, 2015

A New York music publishing company is suing a Clearfield County ski lodge for willful copyright infringement, claiming the lodge's unauthorized public performance of music compositions from its repertoire.

Broadcast Music Inc., based in New York, New York, filed a lawsuit Aug. 20 in the United States District Court’s Western District of Pennsylvania, Johnstown Division, against Treasure Lake Ski Lodge in Dubois seeking statutory damages and costs as well as further relief as is just and equitable, including a reasonable attorney’s fee, under the United States Copyright Act of 1976. 

Other plaintiffs include the Warner-Tamerland Publishing Corp., EMI Blackwood Music Inc., Songs of Universal Inc., Surface Pretty Deep Ugly Music, Crazy Owl Music, Crooked Chimney Music and Sugarfuzz Music Inc. The plaintiffs other than BMI are the owners of the copyrights for the music compositions which are the subject of the lawsuit.

Broadcast Music Inc. and the other plaintiffs are being represented by Pittsburgh-based attorney Jonathan  McAnney.

U.S. District Court Western District of Pennsylvania, Johnstown Division, case number 3:15-cv-00215-KRG

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