Suit: ‘Bears Superbowl Shuffle’ Used Without Permission
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(WSCR) – Julia Meyer, the owner of the ’85 Chicago Bears Superbowl shuffle video and music, is filing a suit against Viacom, Inc for using the Shuffle without permission.
As the 25th anniversary of the 1985 Chicago Bears Super Bowl Shuffle approaches, its owner filed a federal lawsuit Thursday seeking damages from the owner of the MTV and VH1 television channels for commercial piracy.
Julia Meyer, owner of the ‘85 Bears Shuffle video and music, and Renaissance Marketing Corporation claim that clips of the video have been featured since Dec. 2007 on VH1’s “One Hit Wonders” and MTV News and its website without their permission, according to the suit.
The suit claims that Viacom, Inc. and Viacom International, Inc., the owners of MTV and VH1 television channels, violated the Copyright Act of 1976.
The four-count suit seeks a jury trial, damages, attorney fees and other relief. The suit also seeks to stop Viacom from using any portion of the ‘85 Bears Shuffle video.