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.

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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