Record Cos. Attack Defenses In 'Ellen' Copyright Suit

Law360, New York (May 18, 2010, 6:45 PM EDT) -- UMG Recordings Inc. and its subsidiaries have asked a federal judge to strike affirmative defenses offered by Time Warner Inc. and the producers of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” in a suit accusing them of illegally playing sound recordings owned by UMG on the television show.

UMG and subsidiaries Interscope Records and Motown Record Co. LP filed a motion Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California claiming that the defendants — Time Warner, Wad Productions Inc. and A Very Good Production —...
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