Wednesday, March 4, 2015

So who owns Art Bell?


THE COLLECTIVE COPYRIGHT CLAIM





U7 Radio is broadcasting Art Bell DREAMLAND reruns again tonight–at least for now.  The war between U7 and executives for Premiere and iHeartRadio is continuing after the initial shot across the bow when the empire struck back.

But eyebrows were raising tonight after attorneys for iHeartRadio expanded their copyright claim over Coast to Coast programs to include DARK MATTER shows that Bell broadcast on Sirius radio in 2013 during his brief stint.

The full text of the newest message U7 received was printed in full.. And re-printed here:
Dear Sir:
I, the undersigned, CERTIFY UNDER PENALTY OF PERJURY that I am the owner or an agent authorized to act on behalf of the owner of certain intellectual property rights, said owner being named Premiere Radio Networks, Inc. (“IP Owner”). I have a good faith belief that the listings or materials identified in the addendum attached hereto are not authorized by the above IP Owner, its agent, or the law and therefore infringe the IP Owner’s rights according to state, federal, or United States law. Please act expeditiously to remove or disable access to the material or items claimed to be infringing.

I may be contacted at:
Printed Name: Ellen Lockwood
Title & Company: Senior Paralegal, iHeartMedia, Inc.
Street Address: 200 East Basse Road
City and State and Zip: San Antonio, Texas 78209
Email (correspondence): ellenlockwood@iheartmedia.com
Email (for infringing parties): infringerissues@iheartmedia.com
Telephone: 210.822.2828
Fax: 210.832.3149
Truthfully,
/Ellen Lockwood/
Ellen Lockwood, ACP, RP
Senior Paralegal
Certified Paralegal – Intellectual Property Specialist
Addendum to Notice of Infringement
Name of Intellectual Property Owner: Premiere Networks, Inc., a subsidiary of iHeartMedia, Inc.
Work infringed: Coast to Coast AM with Art Bell radio programs
Type of Infringement: Copyright infringement – unauthorized copies of copyrighted works made available for performance
URL of Infringing Items: http://u7radio.org/
Ellen Lockwood, ACP, RP
Senior Paralegal
Certified Paralegal – Intellectual Property Specialist
iHeartMedia, Inc.
o 210.832.3382 | m 210.863.4884
200 East Basse Road, San Antonio, TX 78209
EllenLockwood@iHeartMedia.com
- ksb

And more: The assertion was made that Premiere owns not only Coast programs but also DARK MATTER episodes!
Premiere owns all Coast to Coast, Art Bell, and Dark Matter programs on the list at the link below

The immediate outcry on BELLGAB was one of confusion mixed with consternation.  Even Art Bell weighed in, writing
Wow, They must have a much bigger reach then I thought. Perhaps they made a bigger deal with Sirius/XM
then even I thought…..goodness that’s some claim!! Dave is really something. Hard to believe they would make
a Legal claim like that if not true.

Art

Meanwhile, DREAMLAND programs air on the U7 stream–and plenty of other running streams are still online broadcasting Coast programs.

The fascinating aspect has now become: Just who owns ART BELL?

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