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John Waters Sued For Song Use on Christmas Album

A John Waters Christmas

A John Waters Christmas

A federal lawsuit for copyright infringement has been issued against director and all-around awesome individual John Waters for the publication of the song “Santa Claus is a Black Man” on Waters’ CD A John Waters Christmas from 2004.

The plaintiff, Theodore Vann, claims he owns the song and that Waters had no right to release it on the CD. Vann goes on to say in his suit that he specifically denied Waters the rights to use the song because he is “odd and a fetishist”.

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November 25, 2008 Posted by | Celebrity, Copyright, Copyright Infringement, Lawsuit, Musician | , , , , | Leave a comment

Michael Vick Can Not Escape The IRS in Prison

Michael Vick, currently serving prison time for his role in a dogfighting operation, is about to get attacked by the biggest dog out there… the Internal Revenue Service.  The IRS say Vick failed to file his 2007 tax return.  Vick has previously filed for bankruptcy, but laws still require Vick to file the return.

The IRS claims that Vick currently owes $1.2 million in back taxes, and their records indicate that Vick went through $17 million dollars in just two years.

November 25, 2008 Posted by | Bankruptcy, Sports Athlete, Under Arrest | , , , | Leave a comment