AOL Settles 'Super Bowl Shuffle' Copyright Suit

Law360, Los Angeles (June 26, 2012, 5:53 PM EDT) -- AOL Inc. on Monday settled a copyright infringement suit accusing the Web giant of posting a Super Bowl advertisement to its website featuring the 1985 Chicago Bears' “Super Bowl Shuffle” song without acquiring rights to the music.

AOL and Renaissance Marketing Corp. filed a stipulation in Illinois federal court dismissing the lawsuit with prejudice. Renaissance, which holds an exclusive license to the "Super Bowl Shuffle" song and music video, sued AOL in January.

Terms of the settlement were not disclosed. Attorneys representing both parties declined to...
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