The Isley Brothers\u2019 Case Study..docx - Surname1 Name Institutional affiliation Date The Isley Brothers\u2019 Case Study Issue The issue in this case is

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Surname1 Name Institutional affiliation Date The Isley Brothers’ Case Study. Issue. The issue, in this case, is the infringement of the copyrights of the Isley Brothers by Michael Bolton and Andrew Goldmark. Michael's 'Love is a wonderful thing' had infringed on the Isley Brothers' copyrights for a song with the same name.It was found that there was sufficient evidence to show that the appellants could access the song by the Isley Brothers. It was also found that the two songs were too similar. Since the Brothers had already registered a complete copy of that song, there was subject matter jurisdiction in the case. Sufficient evidence also pointed to the fact that profits made by Michael could be attributed to infringement of the Brothers’ song. For instance, 66 percent profit gotten from the commercial use of Michael’s song could be attributed to the copyright infringement. Rule. According to copyright rules, it was ruled that Michael was guilty of copyright infringement as there was a lot of concrete evidence to support the same. For a case of copyright infringement to hold, the plaintiff must provide proof of ownership of copyrights and infringement by the defendant, that is, prove that the defendant had directly or otherwise copied some work of the plaintiff that was already copyright protected ( Chen, 79) . The Brothers
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