17 Civ. 5221 (LLS).

351 F.Supp.3d 492 (2019)

Kathryn Townsend GRIFFIN, Helen McDonald, and the Estate of Cherrigale Townsend, Plaintiffs, v. Edward Christopher SHEERAN, p/k/a Ed Sheeran, Atlantic Recording Corporation, d/b/a Atlantic Records, Sony/ATV Music Publishing, LLC, and Warner Music Group Corporation, d/b/a Asylum Records, Defendants.

United States District Court, S.D. New York.

Filed January 3, 2019.

Editors Note
Applicable Law: 17 U.S.C. § 101
Cause: 17 U.S.C. § 101 Copyright Infringement
Nature of Suit: 820 Copyright
Source: PACER

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

FRANK & RICE, P.A., 325 West Park Avenue, Tallahassee, Florida 32301, By: Patrick R. Frank, Esq. , Keisha D. Rice, Esq. , Katherine L. Viker, Esq. , for Plaintiffs.

PRYOR CASHMAN LLP, 7 Times Square, New York, New York 10036, By: Donald S. Zakarin, Esq. , Ilene S. Farkas, Esq. , Andrew M. Goldsmith, Esq. , for Defendants.


Plaintiffs, claiming to own a partial interest in the copyright of the musical composition "Let's Get It On" ("LGO") as heirs of Edward B. Townsend, brought this action for copyright infringement. They allege that a musical composition "Thinking...


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