Record Labels Sue Over Use of Music on Adult Sites
Singer Justin Timberlake might say he’s bringing sexy back, but a new lawsuit alleges online pornography companies are using his song to bring sexy a little too far.
Eleven record labels including Warner Bros. Records and Atlantic Records have filed a copyright-infringement suit over the use of songs like Mr. Timberlake’s “SexyBack,” Katy Perry’s “I Kissed a Girl” and Michael Jackson’s “Don’t Stop (Til You Get Enough)” by adult Internet sites.
The suit, which was reported Friday by adult-industry newswire Xbiz, alleges defendants including RK Netmedia and Realitykings.com used copyrighted songs more than 500 times in their videos “without license or consent.” (Digits did not visit the sites to check the accuracy of these allegations.)
An attorney for RK Netmedia, Lawrence Walters, said the use of the music was a First Amendment issue and that the videos represented a “reality show in a dance club.”