Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Hard Days Night
Uh, oh! Now they've gone and done it:
John Lennon's widow, Yoko Ono, and his sons are suing the filmmakers of "Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed" for using the song "Imagine" in the documentary without permission.The family, along with privately held publisher EMI Blackwood Music Inc., filed the suit against Premise Media Corporation, C&S Production, LP and Rocky Mountain Pictures in the U.S. District Court in Manhattan. They are seeking to bar the filmmakers and distributors from continuing to use "Imagine" in the movie and are also seeking unspecified damages.
I guess the best advice to the Expelled coterie is to Act Naturally and pretend that Ain't Nothing Shakin. After all, litigation is a Long and Winding Road that anyone today or Tomorrow Never Knows how it will turn out. Too Much Monkey Business now could, With a Little Help From My Friends in the legal profession, have you guys living Eight Days a Week in a tent on Strawberry Fields Forever. So, unless you want to be Nowhere Man, Please Please Me and avoid Every Little Thing that could have you Crying, Waiting, Hoping for Good Day Sunshine Across the Universe.