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.
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.
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.