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Old 02-05-2010, 07:53 PM
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Default Re: Springsteen sues local bar owner for copyright infringement

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Originally Posted by Pavlos View Post
Well, apparently the Boss isn't sueing the bar, ASCAP is. Springsteen now wants his name taken off the lawsuit as a plaintiff. It looks like ASCAP may have been using his name as a way to gain greater publicity or legitimacy for the lawsuit without his knowing.

http://www.forbes.com/feeds/ap/2010/...t_7332269.html
I thought it was pretty obvious ASCAP was doing the suing, not Springsteen.

On one hand, yes, they should have contacted him, because they clearly used his name to get some weight behind the suit, on the the other hand, if he has a contract with ASCAP to collect his royalties on his behalf (which every published song writer has such a deal with either ASCAP or BMI), then they were suing for his benefit, among others.
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