Yoko Ono, EMI Drop Suits Over John Lennon Song
Lecturer in Law and Executive Director of the Fair Use Project Anthony Fazone is quoted in a story from The Post Chronicle, which reports that John Lennon's widow Yoko Ono and EMI Records have dropped their copyright infringement lawsuit:
"We think it was clear from the beginning that our clients had every right to use the 'Imagine' clip as they did, and we're happy we've vindicated that right," Anthony Falzone, a Stanford law professor and lead counsel for Premise in the case said in a statement.
In his blog, Falzone said the song won't appear in the DVD version of the documentary as the move came too late.
"The mere tendency of these cases caused the film's DVD distributor to shy away from releasing the full film -- the version that includes the Imagine segment," Falzone said in his blog.