Ex-Motown Head Says He Kept Copyrights After Asset Sale

Law360, New York (October 4, 2011, 8:00 PM EDT) -- Music producer Alvertis Isbell told a Texas federal court Monday that he and his company hadn't lost the copyrights to the songs “Dazzey Duks” and “Whoomp (There It Is)” in bankruptcy and that licensee DM Records Inc. was infringing them.

"DM Records, through sleight of hand and outright thievery, took advantage of a bankrupt individual in order to steal his assets and [has] gotten rich in the process of exploiting this stolen property," Isbell said in a motion for partial summary judgment.

The producer brought the...
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