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No License for "Grafitti" Soundtrack
Highest Court D. New Jersey
Year Ended 1983
Plaintiffs Record Label(s)
Defendants Lucasfilm
MCA Records
Universal Studios
Other Berry, Chuck
Chess Records
Janus Records
Monotones
Spaniels
Short Description Like many cases of the late 1970s and early 1980s, this case asked whether licenses granted by record companies to film companies before the "home viewing" era covered reproductions of those films on video discs and cassettes. The court, as with many others, found the original license contained a broad grant for use with "any means or methods now or hereafter known," which obviously includes VHS and Laserdisc. - LSW

Legal Issues
Contracts Breach Payment & Performance
General Equitable Actions Unjust Enrichment
Torts Economic Torts Interference with Contract, Business, Interests & Expectancy
Trademarks & Unfair Competition State Statute/Common Law Unfair Competition, False Advertising & Related Torts


Opinions Platinum Record Co., Inc. v. Lucasfilm, Ltd.
566 F.Supp. 226
D. New Jersey , June 15, 1983 ( No. 82-1018 )


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Related Searches Parties
Berry, Chuck ( Other )
Chess Records ( Other )
Janus Records ( Other )
Lucasfilm ( Defendant )
MCA Records ( Defendant )
Monotones ( Other )
Record Label(s) ( Plaintiff )
Spaniels ( Other )
Universal Studios ( Defendant )

Legal Issues
Contracts / Breach / Payment & Performance
General / Equitable Actions / Unjust Enrichment
Torts / Economic Torts / Interference with Contract, Business, Interests & Expectancy
Trademarks & Unfair Competition / State Statute/Common Law / Unfair Competition, False Advertising & Related Torts

Courts
D. New Jersey (highest court)


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