Copyright Law

Record Labels Sue Porn Company, Want Their ‘Sexyback’

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Several record labels claim in a lawsuit that an adult entertainment company is violating their copyrights by using their songs in porn videos.

News writers are enjoying the spectacle. “Labels Try to Catch Porn Industry with Pants Down,” Reuters declares in its headline. “The struggling music industry may be aroused at the prospect of winning money from the porn industry,” the story says.

The suit by Warner Bros. and 10 other major labels says videos made by RK Netmedia feature actors lip-synching songs such as Justin Timberlake’s “Sexyback” while engaging in sexual acts, according to Reuters, TMZ and the Digital Spy blog.

The suits alleges the company infringed hundreds of copyrights and seeks $150,000 for each instance.

One of RK Netmedia’s websites,, features adult actors in sexual acts at nightclubs and parties.

RK lawyer Marc Randazza told Reuters his client’s use of the songs is fair use.

“If you’re going to film in a live nightclub, you’re going to absorb some of the ambient sounds,” he said.

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