Saturday, February 9, 2013
Kelly Peterson, the widow of Canadian Jazz Pianist Oscar Peterson, has filed suit against one of his collaborators, Hilary Kole. Peterson claims that Kole "gave copies of four tracks she recorded with the pianist to an Internet radio program and that the radio program played at least one of the tunes." The tracks that are the subject of the lawsuit were recorded by Peterson and Kole but never released. As a result of the copyright infringement, Peterson filed suit in a Manhattan federal court, claiming $1 Million in damages.
See Associated Press, Oscar Peterson's Widow Sues Singer Hilary Kole For Copyright Infringement, The Star, Feb. 7, 2013.
Special thanks to Brian Cohan (Attorney at Law, Law Offices of Brian J. Cohan, P.C.) for bringing this article to my attention.