Big Law

Reggaeton Copyright Lawsuit Targets Over 100 of the Genre’s Biggest Artists

A federal judge has denied the motion to dismiss a massive copyright lawsuit targeting over a 1,000 reggaeton songs from such globally recognized acts as Bad Bunny and J Balvin.

The allegations claim these acts and more participated in the illegal infringement of the instrumental percussion for “Fish Market,” a song released in 1989 by Jamaican producers Cleveland “Clevie” Browne and the late Wycliffe “Steely” Johnson. The case consolidates numerous individual lawsuits against reggaeton artists — ranging from rising acts like Danny Ocean to legacy artists Daddy Yankee, Zion y Lennox and more — brought by Browne and the Johnson estate.

Read more at Variety

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