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6th Circ. Affirms Dismissal Of John Rich Copyright Suit

Law360, New York (September 23, 2011, 8:30 PM EDT) -- A singer with copyright interests in two songs she recorded did not infringe the rights of the songs' co-author by transferring her interests to country music star John Rich when she signed a management deal with his company, the Sixth Circuit ruled Friday.

Plaintiff Chris Sevier, vice president of Nashville, Tenn.-based record label Severe Records LLC, claimed that Rich and singer Shanna Crooks, who recorded two songs Sevier wrote, violated his copyright through their deal, but the appeals court affirmed the dismissal of his claims....
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