February 27, 2008

In a recent lawsuit, the Foo Fighters allege that Marvel Comics, the company behind the Spider-Man and Fantastic Four movies, infringed two of its songs by using them within a television series trailer without permission. According to Paste Magazine (link below), the Foo Fighters, along with Roswell Records Inc. (the owner of the master recordings of “Best of You” and “Free Me” from the 2005 Foo Fighters album “In Your Honor), allege infringement by Marvel, First Serve International, Toonz Animation India and First Serve Toonz, as “substantial excerpts” of those two songs were used in a trailer for the new television series “Wolverine and the X-Men.” According to E! Online (link below), the lawsuit, filed in the Los Angeles Superior Court, states that the “Wolverine and the X-Men” trailer can be watched online, and that the two songs “were copied directly from the Foo Fighters’ sound recordings.” As noted by Contactmusic.com (link below), “[t]he Foos are reportedly seeking an unspecified amount in damages and attorneys' fees, in addition to an injunction preventing Marvel from using the songs in the future.”

Paste Magazine Article: LINK
E! Online Article: LINK
Contactmusic.com Article: LINK
Foo Fighters Official Website: LINK


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