Jury Finds ‘Jersey Boys’ Creators Infringed Book Copyright

Law360, New York (November 29, 2016, 8:42 PM EST) -- A Nevada federal jury decided Monday that the creators of the hit Broadway musical “Jersey Boys,” which tells the story of 1960s pop group the Four Seasons, infringed the copyright on an unpublished autobiography of one of the band members.

Following a trial that began on Oct. 31, jurors deliberated over the course of three days before deciding that the writers, director and producers of the Tony Award-winning show used material from a book about Four Seasons member Tommy DeVito without permission.

The jury found that 10 percent of the success of the show, which is closing in January after over...

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