Madonna, Producer Escape 'Vogue' Copyright Suit

Law360, Los Angeles (November 18, 2013, 6:18 PM ET) -- A California federal judge on Monday sided with Madonna, record producer Shep Pettibone and other defendants in a copyright suit over the 1990 hit “Vogue,” holding that the single horn chord from the plaintiff's work wasn't copyrightable because it isn't sufficiently original.

The decision comes less than three months after the defendants urged U.S. District Judge Beverly Reid O'Connell to toss the suit, saying the single horn chord that they allegedly sampled from the Salsoul Orchestra's 1977 disco song “Love Break” was not copyrightable. VMG Salsoul...
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Case Title

VMG Salsoul LLC v. Madonna Louise Ciccone et al


Case Number

2:12-cv-05967

Court

California Central

Nature of Suit

Copyright

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Beverly Reid O'Conne

Date Filed

July 11, 2012

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