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Adam Lambert Sued for Copyright Dispute: EXCLUSIVE

Posted: November 3rd, 2011 in Adam Lambert by LALATE

Adam Lambert Sued for Copyright Dispute: EXCLUSIVE

LOS ANGELES (LALATE EXCLUSIVE) – Adam Lambert has been sued for a copyright dispute, LALATE can exclusively reveal. Colwel Platinum Entertainment Inc. has filed a copyright lawsuit against Adam Lambert, solely. The suit was filed in the California Central District Court, here in Los Angeles, on November 1, 2011.

Plaintiff Colwel Platinum Entertainment Inc. is suing Adam Lambert for a 504 Copyright case. Yesterday, the Court issued an Standing Order regarding service and discovery.

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In filing suit, Colwell has lodged with the court a “Report on the Filing or Determination of an Action .. .Regarding Copyright”. The document reports that an action (CV-09062-PA-MANX) was filed regarding Copyright Registration No SRu00903661 for the work “Beg For Mercy”.

The matter has been assigned to Judge Percy Anderson. A twenty-one day summons was issued regarding the complaint (discovery). The complaint (not yet available for public viewing until perhaps Friday) is seeking a jury trial.

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The copyright registration for Beg for Mercy was lodged in May 2009 and lists the claimant as Wilshire Records Limited “by written agreement”, as employer for hire. No parties have yet to comment on the matter. Lambert is named as the sole defendant, Colwel as the sole plaintiff.

UDPATE: The copyright dispute claims that Lambert issued a false takedown order under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) against the Plaintiff and the Plaintiff’s purported work. “Upon information and belief, Lambert, through his authorized agent and representative, knowingly materially misrepresented to Amazon.com in the ‘takedown notice’ that Amazon’s promotion and sale of the Album infringe Lambert’s rights.” The suit also seeks a declaratory judgment as to the copyright ownership of underlying work.


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  1. RedRoseQueen1 said,

    on November 3rd, 2011 at 1:20 pm

    THIS IS UTTER NONSENSE! Adam Lambert is ON RECORD as being AGAINST these recordings being EVER released! Malcolm Welsford etc are the REAL culprits! I’m sure Adam’s management & record label will be filing a timely response!!

  2. jo said,

    on November 3rd, 2011 at 1:25 pm

    WTF it’s Adam Lambert that is being ripped off by these charlatan idiot’s.

  3. Jesey said,

    on November 3rd, 2011 at 1:55 pm

    Ha, they needed to do this tto show what DUMBA ES they are! Glamberts will be on thier a es in no time. This is pure MADNESS and i really think the GLAMBERTS WONT STAND FOR IT!

  4. kathy mckinley said,

    on November 3rd, 2011 at 2:08 pm

    you got that dam n straight alright…we won’t put up with it…IT IS ON!!!

  5. famose1 said,

    on November 3rd, 2011 at 2:18 pm

    Glamberts are fiercely protective of Adam and are top notch ninjas. Most information, good or bad, regarding Adam can be verified by Glamberts at any time. They are everywhere and save everything. This could be quite interesting.

  6. Loveadamseyes said,

    on November 3rd, 2011 at 2:23 pm

    This is utter “Bulls t”!! Adam stated more than once he’s against the songs being published! I hope the h-ll he can counter sue them!!

  7. Terry said,

    on November 3rd, 2011 at 3:16 pm

    Um….. Just a heads up. Adam hasn’t done anything with the song BFM, Wilshire has. SOOOOOO how can Adam have infringed any copyright? Maybe Colwel/Wilshire should get new lawyers, theirs havent finished 1st year law.

  8. What? said,

    on November 3rd, 2011 at 3:23 pm

    Colwel, Wilshire Records Limited, and Malcolm Welsford are all sc mbags. They are greedy and shameless!

  9. chica63 said,

    on November 3rd, 2011 at 4:38 pm

    504 Copyright infringement means that they are seeking damages and profits from BFM they claim they’ve lost due to something Adam has said or done. Reading about this, it also mentions the copyright owner having to prove their losses and the ‘infringer’s’ profits from the material. hmmm. I dont see how Adam profited from this at all. This seems very conveluted to me.. I doubt this has legs.

  10. Jacki said,

    on November 3rd, 2011 at 4:49 pm

    Everybody say “publicity stunt” – the very fact that they “demanded a jury trial” says it all. They know they have no case, this is just grandstanding to promote their rogue album. It wont help guys. You’re just shooting yourself in the foot – again. I just hope Adam wears something fabulous and we get lots of pics.

  11. sizzling said,

    on November 3rd, 2011 at 4:54 pm

    This almost makes me laugh! First they try to make a quick buck out of Adam by trying to sell old songs as his new music, and when that does not work they want to sue him? Seriously? Why on earth would Adam have supported their sleazy marketing strategy? I have no worries though, and I am sure Adam’s team is on it already.

  12. glamity58 said,

    on November 3rd, 2011 at 5:15 pm

    Are you kidding me? They illegally put out this music and then someone tries to sue him for a song on the record he isn’t promoting?

  13. Canadiann said,

    on November 3rd, 2011 at 5:40 pm

    This proves that Wiltshire and his cronies will sink to any level to exploit Adam Lambert and his fans. I sincerely hope Adam has the last laugh out of all this bullsh*t. Go Adam! We love you and we will support you all the way.

  14. Flick234 said,

    on November 3rd, 2011 at 6:05 pm

    Suing Adam Lambert has to be one of the worst Public Relations disasters I have ever seen. Personally I didn’t have a problem with them selling BFM as Citizen Vein featuring Adam Lambert and making it clear it was earlier work. I would have liked to own it. But it seems that they were trying to represent it as Adam’s new music, now that is something that they should be sued for. They must be incompetent morons, they had Gold and have turned it into dirt. Suing Adam is a desperate and pointless move that they will surely regret!

  15. Jada said,

    on November 3rd, 2011 at 6:15 pm

    This is beyond laughing matter! Everybody tries to make a buck on Adam’s expenses. Such insane will die very soon. No worries!
    What seems more scary to me is how fast people are ready to do “what ever it takes” to make money on ADAM. Dear ADAM, WATCH OUT! !!!!!! There are million out there ready to take the last penny out of you!

  16. jendora said,

    on November 3rd, 2011 at 7:03 pm

    what wrong with this people

  17. don said,

    on November 3rd, 2011 at 7:31 pm

    sc m

  18. waitfor said,

    on November 3rd, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    I’m more upset with fans that openly supported this project and all the leeches trying to get money off of being associated with Adam. Adam is too nice and trusting, he’s needs to create more distance between himself and his band members. The only one I really trust musically is Cam because she has a group. I really could care less about the rest. Tommy is ok, but Adam never should have staged-gay with him, there a flock of homophobic fans that can’t deal with the fact that Adam really dates/sleeps with real life gay men, they only like him with straight guys because they are homophobic and disrespect Adam as a gay man. Adam needs to clean his house up, Adam was on Idol, it’s Adam’s talent that got him here..anyway..

  19. funbunn40 said,

    on November 4th, 2011 at 2:42 am

    I think the plaintiff legally owned the rights to the Citizen Vein music, featuring Adam, and I believe the band was paid at the time and no longer had rights to those particular songs. The problem was the plaintiff was morally reprehensible in the reference of that music being Adam’s new release, capitalizing on the fans purchasing it under false pretenses, as there is great anticipation of Adam’s authentic new release that would be released shortly after the old Citizen Vein cds. They hoped to take advantage of that time frame, believing the fans would think they were getting the actual new music from Adam. The Glamberts found out and as a result, warned everyone that they were being duped. They now are suing Adam, who didn’t do anytrhing but state it was earlier work that doesn’t represent the music he does today. It’s we Glamberts that blew the whistle and as a result, they didn’t get the sales they were hoping for. They were fraudulent in their implication that it was Adam’s new release. If they had honestly marketed it, there wouldn’t have been a problem. Adam wouldn’t have been thrilled, but if they said it was his earlier work, there wouldn’t have been such an uproar and fans that wanted it would have bought it. If this doesn’t get thrown out, as it should, a jury trial would be insane on their part. It would be a laughable waste of time and you’d think they would have more sense. They need to cut their losses and slink away and not try to fool the public. Karmas a * and the Glamberts have Adam’s back. Adam is blameless. It’s Adam’s fans that didn’t buy the music and raised h-ll, not Adam. That court building would have millions of Glamberts camping out, with signs supporting Adam. I live on the East coast and am 71 years old, but would fly to LA in a heartbeat and protest.These people don’t know what they’re in for. They can’t blame Adam for our actions and can’t sue millions of fans. They are wasting the legal systems time. Adam should countersue.

  20. Kat said,

    on November 4th, 2011 at 6:22 am

    Adam did not release this…the ones who had rights to it did. Adam was against it and did not want anything to do with it…That is self apparent in his statements in regards to this issue…Judge if intelligent will see this.

  21. Curious said,

    on November 4th, 2011 at 9:08 am

    Why hasn’t Monte Pittman been named in the law suit? Monte made it very clear that he and Adam “wrote” the songs together. If there’s a problem with the copyright of a song or of the release of this unauthorized album, Monte should share the misery.

  22. Curious said,

    on November 4th, 2011 at 9:10 am

    Why hasn’t Monte Pittman been named in the law suit? Monte made it very clear that he and Adam “wrote” the songs together. If there’s a problem with the copyright of a song or of the release of this unauthorized album, Monte should share the misery.

  23. Judy said,

    on November 4th, 2011 at 9:11 am

    It sounds like they are suing Adam because he let it be known that this is not HIS music – if he hadn’t said anything, their sales would have been higher. Does this sound right to anybody?

  24. Zed said,

    on November 4th, 2011 at 3:51 pm

    What a load of CR P! Wilshire appears to want its once of blood and its 15 minutes of fame… what a better way that to sue Adam, who has NOTHING to do with the BFM garbage, has intentionally distanced himself from the project, and has certainly not RECORDED BFM for his own recordings. Wilshire is evidently using this so-called-suit to get in the public eye, and to keep its disc on everyone’s lips, and hopefully dupe people into buying the old studio demos. It wants money any way it can, and if Adam’s fans don’t want to shell out the dollars, then they seem to want to go after Adam for money. Their apparent greed and avaricious behaviour makes me sick. I for one would NEVER waste a cent on any of their garbage.

  25. waitfor said,

    on November 4th, 2011 at 6:23 pm

    Saying right now, Adam pull a Bowie and get rid of the Band….audition folks that want to stay with new ground rules again…I’d keep Cam and condition the rest…I swear other pop stars backing bands are known and made known by the singer they are backing…apparently, Welsford, Steve, Monte, etc..think you’re supposed to fund them for your entire lifetime…they are not grown men and need to get their own stardom and talent…please clean house quickly…if you keep some of the band tell them off the bat that we are not a band, I’m a solo artist, you will not write songs for or with me, appear on my album, etc..Cam doesn’t need it because you did a song with her and she’s legit. But harder rules for the others…unless you get legends like Nile Rodgers to tour with you, you don’t need the backing band thinking they are entitled to what you have…I’m serious, leeches like you’re dealing with destroy careers…clean it up…please

  26. b moschetti said,

    on November 4th, 2011 at 8:28 pm

    If we all keep a VERY POSITIVE attitude about the outcome of this for Adam I am confident he will prevail in the end!

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