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Author Sues, Seeking Shutdown Of 'Fela!' Broadway Musical

NEW YORK - (AP) The author of a book about the late Afrobeat Nigerian superstar Fela Kuti sued the producers of the award-winning Broadway musical "Fela!" to stop performances Monday, saying they stole his work and thought an offer of $4,000 was all he deserved for copying entire portions....

Pink Floyd And EMI Settle Legal Differences

LONDON - (AP) Pink Floyd and EMI Group Ltd. have settled their legal dispute and agreed a new five-year contract. Last year the band sued its longtime label for digitally selling individual tracks "unbundled" from their original albums. Pink Floyd won an early round of the court battle. . ...

Copyright Challenge to “We Shall Overcome”

On November 21, 2016, Judge Denise Cote of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York issued a ruling with respect to the protest song “We Shall Overcome.” The plaintiffs (the We Shall Overcome Foundation and Butler Films, LLC) contend that the lyrics to the first...