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Sugarmusic v. Miramax - Italian Folk Song in English Patient

Sugarmusic v. Miramax - Italian Folk Song in English Patient

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PlaintiffSugarmusicS.p.A.( Sugarmusic ),
by
itsattorneys,ReitlerKailas&
Rosenblatt
LLC,
avers
as
follows:
NATURE
OF
ACTION
1.PlaintiffSugarmusic,basedinMilan,Italy,publishesandadministerscopyrightsinmusicalcompositions.Plaintiffseeksdamagesforwillfulcopyright
infringement
of
one
of
itscompositions
by
the
defendants,
The
Saul
ZaentzCompany
( Zaentz )and
MiramaxFilm
NY,
LLC
( Miramax )(Zaentz
andMiramaxare
referredtocollectivelyhereafteras Defendants ),inviolation
of
theUnitedStatesCopyrightAct,17
U.S.C.§101etseq.(the CopyrightAct ).2.Defendants,withoutanyauthoritytodoso,copiedanddistributed
Plaintiffs
copyrightedmusicalcomposition Equicommandoio (the Composition ),
attachedheretoasExhibitA,
by
incorporating
the
Composition,orasubstantiallysimilarderivative
work
thereof,intothesoundtrack
of
afeaturefilmentitled
 The
EnglishPatient (the Film ),produced
by
defendant
Zaentzand
distributed
by
defendantMiramax,and
by

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