Trump stumbles down Electric Avenue

Trump stumbles down Electric Avenue

By Steven T. Lowe / February 3, 2022

On September 28, 2021, a U.S. District Court Judge for the Southern District of New York denied Former President Donald Trump’s motion to dismiss Eddy Grant’s copyright infringement action for the unauthorized use of Grant’s song, “Electric Avenue,” in an animated video for the Trump Campaign. “Electric Avenue” was originally released in 1983. The song…

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Dershowitz’s Defamation Lawsuit Survives CNN’s Motion to Dismiss

By Steven T. Lowe / August 19, 2021

On May 25th, 2021, U.S. District Judge Raag Singhal of the Southern District of Florida held that Alan Dershowitz’s $300 million defamation suit against CNN could proceed. Dershowitz, a famous lawyer known for helping Trump and other far-right politicians, filed the $300 million defamation suit against CNN on September 15th, 2020. The complaint concerned CNN’s…

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Trump Hit With Another Copyright Infringement Lawsuit

By Steven T. Lowe / February 15, 2021

Just weeks after Neil Diamond filed suit over Trump’s use of his “Rockin’ in the Free World” at rallies, singer-songwriter, and producer Eddy Grant filed suit against Trump and his campaign on September 1, 2020, alleging copyright infringement over the use of Grant’s 1983 hit “Electric Avenue”  in a campaign video posted to Trump’s Twitter…

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