Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Grandma and Reindeer in Court over Copyright Infringement

The Reports that:

"Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer" never goes away, and at least for now, neither is litigation over the holiday novelty song. Last Wednesday a federal district court judge refused to dismiss a copyright infringement action brought by Elmo Shropshire, who first performed "Grandma" in 1979. The decision leaves Shropshire free to continue his suit against Aubrey Canning, Jr., who uploaded a version of the song to YouTube four years ago. Both sides have high-powered counsel: DLA Piper is representing Shropshire, and The Lanier Law Firm has been advising Canning.


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