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Thursday, 12 May 2005

BUENA VISTA ANTI-SOCIAL CLUB?


The Metro reports that the familities of the songwriters featured in the Buena Vista Social Club is seeking compensation in the UK High Court from Peer International Corporation, who claims that it bought the copyright to various songs featured in the film in the 1930s. The families however claim that the artists were not properly paid. PIC however claims that it set up accounts in favour of the signers after US trade embargos made it possible to pay the funds directly to Cuban artists and claims that the beneficiary here would be the Cuban Government.

The IPKat thinks that this case is worth making a song and dance about...

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