Contract Claims Trimmed In Run-DMC Copyright Case

Law360, New York (September 8, 2011, 6:43 PM EDT) -- A New York federal judge on Wednesday trimmed Protoons Inc.'s breach of contract claims accusing Reach Music Publishing Inc. and Run-DMC songwriter David Reeves of improperly sharing an interest in copyrights to Run-DMC material they didn't own.

Protoons filed the breach of contract and tortious interference counterclaims in response to a June 2009 lawsuit brought by Reach Music and Reeves, who had accused music production giant Warner/Chappell Music Inc. and New York-based Protoons of infringing their copyrighted songs.

As part of a wide-scale copyright transfer of...
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