Hall & Oates Sue Publisher Of 'Maneater'
November 7, 2008 at 5:37 AM (PT)
HALL & OATES has sued a WARNER MUSIC GROUP publishing unit, alleging the company permitted copyright infringement of its 1982 song "Maneater," reports THE TENNESSEAN. DARYL HALL and JOHN OATES allege in a lawsuit filed in NEW YORK State Supreme Court that WARNER/CHAPPELL MUSIC was contractually obligated to protect the song's copyrights.
The artists claimed they learned last year of a 2006 recording by an unidentified artist and several collaborators that violated the song's copyright. They said that WARNER/CHAPPELL also holds the copyright interests of two infringers of their song.
The two musicians seek unspecified damages for breach of contract and a court order prohibiting WARNER/CHAPPELL from continuing to "control the exploitation of 'Maneater.' "