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The Transformers theme song lawsuit


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#1 of 2 OFFLINE   Jeff Jacobson

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Posted December 08 2006 - 02:31 PM

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After six years of grueling litigation and four appeals which were won by her in 2006, the composer of the well-known Transformers Theme...is finally getting her days in Court at trial in a tiny courtroom in New York Supreme Court in Carmel, NY. Anne Bryant, the composer, is seeking to recover an accounting of and payment of both performance and publishing royalties she claims should be paid to her from the producer-publisher, SUNBOW PRODUCTIONS, NY [which is now owned by its parent company LOONLAND AG, Germany] for millions of CD, VHS and DVD sales and licenses which she says use her music without paying her the royalties she says she is owed. ...

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I hope this doesn't affect the upcoming season sets.

#2 of 2 OFFLINE   Joshua Lane

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Posted December 10 2006 - 05:47 AM

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Originally Posted by Jeff Jacobson
I hope this doesn't affect the upcoming season sets.
I imagine that all depends on how much in royalties she's owed. Then again, with the upcoming live-action film hitting theatres, I doubt Sony would let a small royalty issue stop them from cashing in on the "synergy" Posted Image





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