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Stop the Music! Two More South Shore Bars Sued Over Copyrighted Tunes

June 9, 2015

Media Coverage Articles

Stop the Music! Two More South Shore Bars Sued Over Copyrighted Tunes

June 9, 2015

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Fellowship Attorney, Michelle Lee, was quoted in the Staten Island Advance on June 9, 2015, Stop the music! 2 more South Shore bars sued over copyrighted tunes.

‘These types of lawsuits against bars and restaurants are “fairly common,” said attorney Michelle Lee, of Sunnyside, who practices intellectual property law at the law firm Fish & Richardson in Manhattan.

“It’s the job of the performance rights organizations like BMI to police the unlicensed use of music,” she said. “Typically, these types of suits are resolved through a settlement whereby the establishment agrees to pay the license fees owed, which may be small compared to the cost of litigation.

“In some cases, a defendant may want to make a stand on principle and rather than settle try to win the case. But to be honest, if it is using music without a license it will not have much of a leg to stand on.”’

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