BMI v. Evies

Case Title and Citation:  Broadcast Music, Inc., et al. v. Evies's Tavern Ellenton, Inc., and Michael Evanoff, Case 8:11-cv-2056-T-17TBM

Court: United States District Court, M.D. Florida, Tampa Division

Document status: District Court grants summary judgment on BMI’s claim(s) for copyright infringement.

Issue or relevant point(s): Whether or not BMI had a proper chain of title and/or the proprietors of the copyrighted works at issue?  Whether or not BMI could/should be awarded fees and costs?

Ruling:  The Court granted summary judgment in favor of BMI as to liability for copyright infringement as to five of the six musical compositions. The Court also awarded BMI statutory damages, attorney’s fees and court costs.