Music publisher sues ski lodge, alleging copyright infringment

By Gene Johnson | Sep 17, 2015

A group of music publishing companies is suing a Clearfield County ski lodge, alleging willful infringement for the lodge's unauthorized public performance of music compositions from their repertoire.

Broadcast Music Inc., Just Friends Music, Rondor Music International, doing business as Irving Music, Warner-Tamerland Publishing, EMI Blackwood Music, Songs of Universal Inc. Surface Pretty Deep Ugly Music, Eleksylum Music Inc. and other music companies filed a lawsuit Aug. 20 in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania against George Moore Enterprises, doing business as Treasure Lake Ski Lodge in Dubois, and George Moore, alleging copyright infringement under the U.S. Copyright Act of 1976.

The plaintiffs, other than EMI Blackwood, are owners of the copyrights of the music compositions.

The plaintiffs seek statutory damages and costs as well as further relief as is equitable, plus attorney fees. They are represented by attorney Jonathan S. McAnney of Tucker Arensberg in Pittsburgh.

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania case number: 3:15-cv-00215-KRG.

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