Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Songwriter Sues Terry Perry for Copyright Infringement

Copyright law protects the owner of an original work against people who might use it without the owner’s permission.

A songwriter is now fighting for his rights under this law by filing a copyright infringement lawsuit against Terry Perry, claiming that a Gospel song was illegally used on the show “Meet the Browns.”

In a lawsuit filed by Johnny Tyrone Stringfield in Los Angeles federal court, he claimed that some of the show’s characters sang the song’s lyrics in an episode aired the previous year.

He said that those lyrics were from the song “I Got Away,” which he already copyrighted in 2008.

The songwriter now wants to receive over $100,000 from Perry and the companies that are behind the show.