Daddy Yankee Sues UMG For $10M Over Licensing Deal

Law360, New York (April 28, 2010, 3:16 PM EDT) -- Reggaeton superstar Daddy Yankee has sued his former record label for copyright infringement, seeking $10 million from UMG Recordings Inc. and accusing the company of continuing to sell his albums after their licensing deal expired.

Daddy Yankee, born Ramon Ayala Rodriguez, on Tuesday sued UMG on behalf of himself and his own recording label El Cartel Records Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico.

According to the suit UMG has continued to copy, distribute, manufacture, disseminate and exploit Yankee's copyrighted compositions...
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