Archive for Monday, November 26, 2001

FSU prof sues J.C. Penney

November 26, 2001


— A Florida State music professor sued J.C. Penney Co., accusing the company of copyright infringement of the school's fight song he wrote a half-century ago.

Tommie Wright contends he's not getting paid for products sold by the national department store chain that play his song. One of the items, according to the lawsuit, is a dancing horse emblazoned with the team logo.

Wright allows the school to use the song for any university purpose. In exchange, he receives two football season tickets each year.

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