facebooktwitterRSS
- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -
 

« News Home

2 men indicted on charges of violating copyright laws


Published: Sat, March 11, 2006 @ 12:00 a.m.


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Two men are accused of violating copyright laws by posting music by alternative country artist Ryan Adams on a Web site before its public release, federal officials said Thursday.
A federal grand jury indictment says Robert Thomas of Milwaukee and Jared Bowser of Jacksonville, Fla., obtained and made portions of Adams' album "Jacksonville City Nights" available for copying by the public last August -- about a month before the record's commercial release on Nashville-based Lost Highway Records.
"Any perception that copyright violations are victimless crimes is just plain wrong," U.S. Attorney Jim Vines said Thursday. "Theft of music, trade secrets and other intellectual property victimizes the creators of such works, who have a legal right to determine how their work is distributed."
Vines said the crimes also victimize the companies that foot the bill for the creative process, in this case Universal Music Group, parent company of the Lost Highway label and owner of the song copyrights.
If convicted on all counts, Thomas and Bowser each face up to 11 years in prison.
Vivendi Universal is the parent of Universal Music Group.
Copyright 2006 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.


Don't Miss a Story

Sign up for our newsletter to receive daily news directly in your inbox.

News
Opinion
Entertainment
Sports
Services
Classifieds
Records
Discussions
Community
Help
Forms
Neighbors

HomeTerms of UsePrivacy StatementAdvertiseStaff DirectoryHelp
© 2017 Vindy.com. All rights reserved. A service of The Vindicator.
107 Vindicator Square. Youngstown, OH 44503

Phone Main: 330.747.1471 • Interactive Advertising: 330.740.2955 • Classified Advertising: 330.746.6565
Sponsored Links: Vindy Wheels | Vindy Jobs | Vindy Homes