Live Nation, Others Cut Loose From Judy Garland IP Fight

By Hailey Konnath (April 3, 2019, 11:18 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge has allowed a handful of defendants, including Live Nation, Madison Square Garden and the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, to bow out of a suit claiming they unlawfully used audio and footage from "The Judy Garland Show."

U.S. District Judge Philip S. Gutierrez on Tuesday granted three motions to dismiss from the defendants, which also include AEG Live Productions, and denied a motion for a preliminary injunction from producer Darryl Payne, who claims he owns the copyrights for the 1960s show.

In a fourth amended complaint, Payne alleges Barry Manilow, Judy Garland's heirs, and a...

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