Songwriter Strikes Out In Copyright Suit Over MLB Ad

Law360, New York (August 21, 2009, 3:16 PM EDT) -- The composer of a love anthem for the Boston Red Sox has failed to score in a copyright infringement suit against the band Bon Jovi, Major League Baseball and others, with a federal judge finding that his tune bore little resemblance to a Bon Jovi song featured in commercials aired during the 2007 baseball post-season.

Judge Nathaniel M. Gorton of the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts on Wednesday granted summary judgment in favor of Bon Jovi, MLB, Turner Broadcasting System Inc., Time Warner...
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