Updates to our Terms of Use

We are updating our Terms of Use. Please carefully review the updated Terms before proceeding to our website.

Wednesday, May 29, 2024 | Back issues
Courthouse News Service Courthouse News Service

BET, Viacom, Accused of Copyright Violations

MANHATTAN (CN) - A federal class action claims BET Networks and Viacom have been violating copyright on music recorded before Feb. 15, 1972. Lead plaintiff The Music Force claims BET has been "synchronizing, distributing, (and) reproducing" the copyrighted works on multiple cable shows, including "BET Impression," "Jazz Visions," "Jazz Moods," "Lifted," and "Jazz Channel-Mike's Word."

Plaintiffs demand damages and an injunction. Lead counsel is Christopher Lovell with Lovell Stewart Halebian.

Categories / Uncategorized

Subscribe to Closing Arguments

Sign up for new weekly newsletter Closing Arguments to get the latest about ongoing trials, major litigation and hot cases and rulings in courthouses around the U.S. and the world.