Publishers Sue Disney In 'Hoop-Dee-Doo' Revue To-Do

Law360, New York (March 25, 2011, 2:07 PM EDT) -- Two music publishers hit the parks and resorts arm of Walt Disney Co. on Thursday with a copyright suit in Florida claiming the entertainment giant ripped off the 1950s-era hit song "Hoop-Dee-Doo" with its "Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue" by using the same composition with different lyrics.

Frank Music Corp. and Amy-Dee Music Corp. sued in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida seeking up to $150,000 in damages and claiming the infringement was willful.

"Hoop-Dee-Doo" was written by Frank Loesser and Milton DeLugg, the...
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