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MSK Team Highlighted in Law360 for Nickelback Win

March 17, 2023

David A. Steinberg, Emily F. Evitt and Alex Anfuso were highlighted in the article, "Nickelback Escapes Copyright Suit Over 'Rockstar,'" published in Law360 on March 17, 2023.

From the article... 

"Canadian rock band Nickelback has escaped claims that its mid-2000s hit "Rockstar" mimicked a musician's competing song for a small indie band, according to Texas federal court records.

U.S. District Judge Robert Pitman's Thursday order adopted a magistrate's judge's February recommendation, which suggested that the members of Nickelback be allowed to dodge a songwriter's copyright infringement suit over purportedly poached musical elements in their hit song "Rockstar." The brief two-page filing dismissing the suit with prejudice didn't detail Judge Pitman's reasoning for adopting last month's magistrate report." 

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