Wednesday, April 23, 2008

More Bad News for Expelled: Yoko Sues over use of Imagine

As reported by Reuters Yoko Ono is suing Premise Media and others involved in the making of Expelled for their illegal use of John Lennon's "Imagine":

"Yoko Ono, son, Sean Ono Lennon, and Julian Lennon, John Lennon's son from his first marriage, along with privately held publisher EMI Blackwood Music Inc filed suit in U.S. District Court in Manhattan seeking to bar the filmmakers and their distributors from continuing to use 'Imagine' in the movie.

They are also seeking unspecified damages."


Let's hope this is only the first of many. Justice never tasted so sweet.

4 comments:

heyverne said...

Imagine there's no damage...
It's easy if you try...
No money lost by Yoko...
Reputations? still sky high...
Imagine all the people,
flocking to Ben Stein, woa-hoa-hoah
Yoko, maybe we're only dreamers,
But we're not the only ones.
The first amendment guarantees us
Free speech for me, for you, and for your sons.

alex said...

Do you think that Expelled might win this case based on the Fair Use doctrine?

ScienceAvenger said...

The legal arguments I've seen seem to favor Yoko, and I'd not bet against her, but there still seems to be plenty of room for an upset.

alex said...

Can't win 'em all:
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,361621,00.html