'Jersey Boys' Infringed 'Ed Sullivan' Rights, 9th Circ. Told

Law360, Los Angeles (February 5, 2013, 10:42 PM EST) -- The owner of rights to “The Ed Sullivan Show” urged the Ninth Circuit on Tuesday to revive its copyright infringement suit against producers of a Broadway musical about the Four Seasons, saying "Jersey Boys" use of a brief clip of Sullivan introducing the pop group isn't protected as fair use.

SOFA Entertainment Inc.'s attorney Jaime Marquart argued that a federal judge erred in finding the use of the clip was transformative because it served as a historical reference point in “Jersey Boys,” which tells the rags-to-riches...
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