Madonna Co-Writer Says Ex-Lover Spurred 'Vogue' IP Suit

Law360, Los Angeles (May 7, 2013, 6:29 PM EDT) -- A Madonna producer told a California federal judge on Monday that a lawsuit claiming he copied portions of a copyrighted track for her 1990 hit “Vogue” was baseless because he co-authored the track, and that a disgruntled ex-lover prompted the meritless complaint.

Shep Pettibone argued in a memorandum for summary judgment that he is the co-owner of “Love Break,” part of which was allegedly used in "Vogue." Pettibone also claimed that VMG Salsoul LLC doesn't have the copyright registration for the song and that its infringement...
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