Cherry Lane Joins In Lawsuit Against Google And YouTube
June 7, 2007 at 6:56 AM (PT)
THE SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS reports two FRENCH sports organizations and a music publisher are backing ENGLAND's top-tier soccer league in a lawsuit against GOOGLE's YOUTUBE unit over unauthorized postings of Internet videos. CHERRY LANE MUSIC PUBLISHING, which owns rights to music catalogs for ELVIS PRESLEY and QUINCY JONES, said in a joint statement with the sports organizations WEDNESDAY they "join and strongly support" the copyright-infringement claims against YOUTUBE and GOOGLE.
The FRENCH sports groups and CHERRY LANE MUSIC aren't formally named as plaintiffs. Instead, they have said they want to be included in a class of copyright owners, and are willing to participate if needed, said lawyer LOUIS M. SOLOMON, who sued GOOGLE and YOUTUBE on behalf of the Premier League and Bourne.
"We will figure out what role they will be playing in the litigation," SOLOMON said in an interview. "They're very serious players in their particular space, and they wanted to have a role."