Thursday, February 2, 2017

Did the Muppets Violate Copyright Law?

From Lexis LegalNews

NEW YORK — An Italian music publisher’s claim that the “Mah Na Mah Na” song popularized by the Muppets by is an unauthorized derivative of a 1966 classical composition were dismissed Dec. 29 by a New York federal judge on grounds that the publisher lacks standing to sue for copyright infringement (Creazioni Artistiche Musicali S.r.l. v. Carlin America Inc., et al., No. 14-9270, S.D. N.Y.; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 180431).

The judge also opined that under Italian law, there was no copyright violation. You can read more here.

From the movie, here are the muppets and friends singing the song.


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