Plaintiff claims to be the owner of the musical composition “Vagabonds Theme.” The composition was allegedly included by Defendants without authorization on a DVD entitled “Elvis – The First Ed Sullivan Show.” Plaintiff reached out to Defendants to offer a retroactive license, as they had done for a prior infringement, but were not satisfied by Defendants’ lack of a meaningful response, hence this lawsuit.
Note that the Ed Sullivan Show was not the King’s TV debut, but it remains an important milestone in his unparalleled career.
Segura v. Sofa Entertainment, Inc. et al
Court Case Number: 3:16-cv-00938-AC
File Date: Friday, May 27, 2016
Plaintiff: Kevin T. Segura d/b/a Shiny Vinyl Music
Plaintiff Counsel: Elizabeth Tedesco Milesnick, Andrea M. Barton of Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP
Defendant: Sofa Entertainment, Inc., Direct Holdings Americas Inc. d/b/a Starvista Live and Timelife
Cause: Copyright Infringement
Court: District of Oregon
Judge: John V. Acosta