EA Must Face Musician's Suit Over Video Game Song

Law360, Los Angeles (February 1, 2012, 7:24 PM EST) -- A California federal judge refused on Wednesday to toss a musician's copyright infringement lawsuit against Electronic Arts Inc. accusing it of unlawfully using his band's song in a version of the popular real-time strategy game Command & Conquer.

U.S. District Judge Richard Seeborg said EA was not able to present conclusive evidence that musician Gregory Greer ever signed a license agreement giving the company permission to use the song “Destructible Times” in the video game, which was released in 1995. Greer denies that he was asked to sign a license agreement and claims he didn't realize the song had been used...

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