What is Copyright infringement music?

Black Keys Sue Casino for Copyright Infringement in Commercials  January 23, 2013 – 10:12 pm
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The Black Keys are certainly keeping their attorneys busy these days. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the Grammy Award-winning duo has filed a lawsuit in New York against casino company Pinnacle Entertainment and commercial advertising firm Manhattan Production Music, accusing each of unlawfully using the tune ‘Howlin’ for You’ from their 2010 album ‘Brothers.’

Pinnacle is accused of featuring music that is “substantially similar” to the Black Keys’ song in a commercial for the company’s L’Auberge Casino Resort Lake Charles that aired last September. A month later, a second commercial allegedly aired featuring “infringing music” for another casino owned by Pinnacle. Although it appears videos of the ads have been removed from YouTube since the legal action was filed, the Hollywood Reporter claims that a representative from Pinnacle recently Tweeted a response to the first charge: “We bought a licensed musical interpretation of the song.”

Last fall, the Keys settled separate copyright infringement lawsuits against Pizza Hut and Home Depot out of court. Terms were not disclosed, but considering this latest legal maneuvering, we’re guessing those terms were somewhat generous for the band.

Source: Diffuser.fm

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Use of trade/sevice marks

Is protected by copyright law, except under "fair use" which includes commentary, parody, news reporting, research and educational purposes.
i don't think registering a domain including a copyrighted mark "bestbuy" would be justified under fair use if all you're doing is airing dirty laundry. depending on the content of your site, it may classify as parody. be careful, however. if you stat...ite that is factually incorrect that causes confusion to their customers or damages their reputation, best buy will have every right to sue you for defamation.
however, i agree with the previous poster. doing this would be childish. if you have a complaint about bestbuy due to an incident in which you believe you were treated poorly or unfairly, address these concerns directly to best buy.

ESPN reporting Mirabelli back to Sox

The Boston Red Sox have finalized a trade to obtain catcher Doug Mirabelli from the San Diego Padres in exchange for catcher Josh Bard, minor-league pitcher Clay Meredith and cash, ESPN The Magazine's Buster Olney is reporting.
Mirabelli, Tim Wakefield's normal catcher last season when Mirabelli was with the Red Sox, will be in the starting lineup Monday night against the Yankees.
T... in just 136 at-bats in 50 games. This season, he is batting .182 in 22 at-bats for the Padres.
He is a career .240 hitter with 47 homers and 165 RBI in 459 career games for Boston, Texas, San Francisco and San Diego.
Bard, who has caught Wakefield's five starts in 2006, leads the major leagues with 10 passed balls.
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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Write a letter

Write a letter to the credit reporting agency (Experian, Equifax or Trans Union most likely) that is reporting this item. In polite, businesslike terms, tell them your name, date of birth, and social security number, and that the judgment is your ex, not you. Ask them to investigate and then to remove it promptly.
Mark it up for 60 days. If you don't have a resopnse, write again, with a copy to the Federal Trade Commission.
Wait another 60 days. If no response, you'll want a "consumer law" attorney.
More information is available at the FTC's website:

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