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Broadcast Music Inc. et al v. BerTee’s Inc. et al

BMI has filed yet another copyright infringement complaint against a small town bar.  This time the defendant is Fortville, Indiana bar, BerTee’s Sports Café.

  This case is nearly identical (obviously with different songs and attributed publishing companies) to previous BMI led copyright infringement suits. Links to some of these are here, here and here. Named in the complaint are the following eight songs:

Jerry Williams – Givin’ It Up For Your Love
 Niles Rogers – Good Times
Rick Springfield – Jessie’s Girl
John Cafferty – On the Dark Side
Bradley Kirk Arnold – Kryptonite
Arrested Development – Tennessee
Alex Band – Wherever You Go
John Rzeznik – Name

Court Case Number: 1:11-cv-00944-TWP-MJD
File Date: Friday, July 15, 2011
Plaintiff: Broadcast Music Inc.Universal-Songs of Polygram International, Inc.EMI Blackwood Inc.Sony/ATV Songs LLC, The Bernard Edwards Company LLC, Embassy Music Corp., John Cafferty Music, Songs of Universal, Inc., Escatawpa Songs, Arrested Development MusicCareers-BMG Music Publishing Inc.Alex Band MusicAmedeo MusicEMI Virgin Songs, Inc.Full Volume MusicScrap Metal Music
Plaintiff Counsel: Peter J. Prettyman of Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP
Defendant: BerTee’s Inc., Kelly D. Kendrick
Cause: Copyright Infringement
Court: Southern District of Indiana
Judge: Judge Tanya Walton Pratt
Referred To: Magistrate Judge Mark J. Dinsmore