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List of Cases


YearCountryCase NameCourtComplaining WorkDefending WorkComplaining AuthorDefending
2000USArmstrong v. Virgin RecordsS.D.N.Y.Planetary CitizenUnfinished SympathyJohn McLaughlin, et al.Robert Del Naja, et al
2000USThree Boys Music v. Michael Bolton9th Cir.Love is a Wonderful ThingLove is a Wonderful ThingIsley BrothersMichael Bolton and Andrew Goldmark
2000USTisi v. PatrickS.D.N.Y.Sell Your SoulTake A PictureMichael TisiRichard Patrick
2000FRBouffard v. Ministère PublicCour d’Appel [Regional Court of Appeal] ToulouseVarious pop songs in SACEM catalogMashups of various songs in SACEM catalog
2000FRCooper v. Ogilvy & Mather, et al.Tribunal de grande instanceThe Lower we Fly"Pond's Nutrivits" adsMatthew Cooper
Ogilvy & Mather

2001ITAlbano Carrisi v. Michael JacksonCorte app. (Rome)I cigni di BalakaWill You be There?Albano CarrisiMichael Jackson
2001USOliviera v. Frito-Lay2nd Cir.Girl from IpenamaFrito-Lay TV adAstrud GilbertoFrito-Lay Corp.
2001USMarlon Williams v. Calvin BroadusS.D.N.Y.The SymphonyGhetto SymphonyMarlon WilliamsCalvin Broadus
2001USToliver v. Sony MusicD. AlaskaIndependent LadyIndependent WomenPaula ToliverDestiny's Child
2002UKCreagh v. Hit and Run MusicCh. Div.Where are You NowWhere are YouMarianne CreaghSimon Stirling, et al.
2002USJean et al. v. Bug MusicS.D.N.Y.Hand Clapping SongMy Love is Your LoveLeo Nocentelli, et al.Nel Wyclef Jean and Jerry Duplessis
2002UKMalmstedt v. EMI RecordsCh. D.Jenny and ISleeping in my CarStephan MalmstedtPer Gessle
2002DEWeh v. Universal Music PublishingLG [State Court] MunichHeartbeatGet Over YouWEHSophie Ellis-Bextor
2002USJohnson v. BerryE.D. Miss.Various songsJohnnie JohnsonChuck Berry
2003USCottrill v. SpearsE.D. Pa.What You See is What You GetWhat U See is What U Get, Can't Make You Love MeMichael Cottrill and Lawrence WnukowskiJorgen Elufsson, David Kreuger, Per Magnusson, Rami Yacoub
2003USNewton v. Diamond9th Cir.ChoirPass the MicJames W. NewtonAdam Yauch, et al.
2003USOry v. Country Joe McDonaldC.D. Cal.Muskrat RambleI Feel Like I'm Fixin' to Die RagEdward "Kid" OryJoe McDonald
2003USJorgensen v. Epic/Sony Records2nd Cir.Long Lost LoverMy Heart Will Go On, AmazedJohn L. JorgensenJames Horner, Will Jennings, Chris Lindsey, Aimee Mayo and Marv Green
2003DEErgin v. KershawOLG [Higher State Court] HamburgJingle of German bank: “Wenn’s ums Geld geht-Sparkasse”Wouldn't It Be GoodMehmet Ergin, Christoph Lienemann[Unknown Composer]
2003JPKobayashi v. HatorriSupreme Court of JapanDokomademo Ikou [Let's Go Anywhere]Kinenju [Memorial Tree]Asei KobayashiKatsuhisa Hattori
2004PRCApollo v. Coca Cola Beijing District CourtWhen the Sun RisesSunriseApollo Inc.Coca-Cola (China) Inc.
2004USSwirsky v. Carey9th Cir.One of Those Love SongsThank God I Found YouSeth Swirsky and Warryn CampbellMariah Carey
2004ZADisney Enterprises, Inc. v. S.G. GrieselHigh Court of South AfricaSoloman Ntsele [p/k/a/] LindaPete Seeger, et al. (From Disney's 1997 Broadway musical "The Lion King")MbubeThe Lion Sleeps Tonight
2004USUlloa v. UniversalS.D.N.Y.Brief countermelody to defendant's songIzzo (H.O.V.A.)Demme UlloaShawn Carter
2005USBMS Entertainment v. BridgesS.D.N.Y.Straight Like ThatStand UpRamid Brown, et al.Christopher Bridges
2005USBridgeport Music v. Dimension Films, et al.6th Cir.Get Off Your Ass and Jam100 Miles and Runnin'George ClintonEric Wright, et al.
2005UKCoffey v. Warner/Chappell MusicCh. D.Forever AfterNothing Really MatttersElizabeth CoffeyPatrick Leonard & Madonna Ciccone
2005USGriffin v. J-RecordsE.D. Wash.Heart of GoldDance With My FatherTia GriffinRichard Marx, Luther Vandross
2005USJohnson v. Gordon1st Cir.You’re the One (For Me)You’re the OneCalvin R. JohnsonAllen Gordon Jr., et al.
2005USPositive Black Talk v. Cash Money Records5th Cir.Back That Ass UpBack That Azz UpJerome Temple ("Jubilee")Terius Gray ("Juvenile")
2005USVargas v. PfizerS.D.N.Y.Bust Dat Groove Without RideAdvertisement for CelebrexRalph Vargas and Bland-Ricky RobertsBrian Transeau, et al.
2005PRCYong Wang v. Zhengben Zhu Beijing Court of Appeals, First DistrictSend My Comrade to BeijingFarewell to the Red ArmyYong WangZhengben Zhu
2005ITBacalov v. EndrigoCass. civ.Nelle mie notti
Il Postino
Sergio Endrigo
Luis Bacalov
2006USBoone v. Jackson2d Cir.Holla BackYoung 'NCarl Boone ("Trajik")John Jackson ("Fabolous")
2006USTilford v. Jones S.D. Tex.Still Tippin'Still Tippin'Bradley TilfordMike Jones, et al.
2007USArmour v. Knowles5th Cir.Got a Little Bit of Love for YouBaby BoyJennifer ArmourBeyoncé Knowles
2007USBridgeport Music v. Combs6th Cir.Singing in the MorningReady to DieRobert Jones, et al.Christopher Wallace
2007USLil' Joe Wein Music, Inc. v. Jackson11th Cir.It's Your BirthdayIn Da ClubLuther CampbellCurtis James Jackson aka "50 Cent"
2007TWNPeople v. HuTaiwan Pingtong Appellate CourtLianshang Love SongBye Bye My Lover!LoHu
2007USVargas v. TranseauS.D.N.Y.AparthenoniaBust Dat Groove Without RideRalph Vargas and Bland-Ricky RobertsBrian Transeau
2007USVelez v. Sony DiscosS.D.N.Y.Hasta HoyTengo GanasVictor VelezVictor Manuelle
2007PRCHuang Nenghua, et al. v. China Record Shanghai Co., Ltd.Shanghai Interm. People’s CourtArrangements of Chinese Operas, including: The Mother as SlaveRecording of popular vocal numbers from Chinese Operas, including a portion of The Mother as SlaveXu RuhuiYang Feifei
2008USGlover v. Austin2d Cir.Make Up Your MindUnprettyCorey GloverTionne Watkins, et al.
2008INSamrath v. Roshan & OrsBom. HCThe ThumpKrazzy 4 (remix) & Breakfree (remix)Rom SampathVishal Dadlani
2008DEWinter, et al. v. Moore, et al.Munich Distr. Ct.NordrachStill Got the BluesJürgen Winter, et al. (a.k.a. "Jud's Gallery")Gary Moore
2009USAllen v. Destiny's ChildN.D. Ill.Cater 2 UCater 2 URickey AllenDestiny's Child
2009USBrainard v. VassarM.D.Tenn.Good Ol' Days to ComeGood Ole DaysDustin EvansPhil Vassar
2009USSteele v. Bongiovi, et al.D. Mass.Man I Really Love This TeamI Love This TownSamuel SteeleJon Bongiovi
2009USBridgeport Music, Inc. v. UMG Recordings, Inc6th Cir.Atomic DogD.O.G. In MeGeorge ClintonRobert Kelly, et al. ("Public Announcement")
2009USJones v. Blige6th Cir.Party Ain't CrunkFamily AffairLeonard Jones and James E. WhiteMary J. Blige
2009USJoe Satriani v. Christopher Martin, et al. [Coldplay]C.D. Cal.If I Could FlyViva la VidaJoe SatrianiChristopher Martin et al. [Coldplay]
2009USDomino Records v. Interscope Geffen A & M Records [Schnauss v. “Guns N’ Roses”]S.D.N.Y.Wherever You Are; A Strangely Isolated PlaceRaid N’ the BedouinsUlrich SchnaussWilliam B. Rose, et al.
2009DEWeh v. Universal Music PublishingKG [Higher State Court] BerlinHeartbeatGet Over YouWEHSophie Ellis-Bextor
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