George Lopez is all for obtaining his comedy out into the world by any means achievable — but he claims streaming large Pandora under no circumstances even bothered to license his comedy specials right before streaming them … which is why he’s dragging them to court docket.
The legendary comedian just filed match versus the radio streaming large, claiming they have exploited his copyrighted substance — specifically, his standup from 2 diverse specials — without initially finding a right license to distribute it.
In accordance to the docs, received by TMZ, George alleges Pandora has been streaming upwards of 37 performs of his contained in 2001’s “Right Now Proper Now” and 2003’s “Group Leader,” which are 2 of his stand-up specials that turned albums.
There are 18 chapters on the previous, and 19 on the latter … so basically, George is indicating Pandora’s ripped off the entirety of just about every distinctive and streamed it without having his permission … and, possibly a lot more importantly, devoid of having to pay him.
You can convey to he’s very fired up about this too, because he’s bought a fiery introduction to this match.
His lawyers compose, “Pandora not only did not attain any license for the Works but admitted that it did not do so in SEC filings, and admitted that it would really probable deal with copyright infringement legal responsibility as a end result. But Pandora did what most goliaths do: it determined it would infringe now to make sure it experienced this really important intellectual assets on its system to stay competitive, and offer with the penalties later. Later is now.”
George wants an accounting of all gains made from streaming his things and is searching to gather massive damages. In the different, he’s seeking for statutory damages totaling $5.5 million for the alleged infringements.
We achieved out to Pandora for comment … so considerably, no phrase back.