HARRISBURG — Creators of musical compositions are suing The New A-Ville, Inc. and Nancy Wolfe, establishment operators, citing alleged copyright infringement.
Broadcast Music, Inc., Interior Music Corp., Screen Gems-EMI Music, Inc., Songpainter Music, Universal - International, Inc., Paul Simon Music, Sony/ATV Songs LLC, Songs of Universal, Inc., Combine Music Corp., Rondor Music International, Inc. Forrest Richard Betts Music, Jeff Diggs Music, Universal Music MGB NA LLC and Universal-Songs of Polygram International Inc. filed a complaint on April 22 in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania against the defendants, alleging that they violated the United States Copyright Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that they have suffered and will continue to suffer irreparable injuries unless and until a decision is rendered in their favor. The plaintiffs holds The New A-Ville, Inc. and Nancy Wolfe responsible because the defendants allegedly publicly performed plaintiffs' musical compositions without a license or permission.
The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek an order enjoining and restraining defendants from infringing copyrighted musical compositions licensed by BMI; an order to pay statutory damages, attorneys' fees and costs; and such other relief as is just and equitable. They are represented by Dennis R. Sheaffer and Kevin L. Hall of Tucker Arensberg PC in Lemoyne.
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania Case number 1:16-cv-00672