NBC and ‘SNL’ Sued for Copyright Infringement

Nov 9, 2011  •  Post A Comment

NBC’s "Saturday Night Live" and cast member Andy Samberg, along with NBCUniversal, were sued for copyright infringement, reports EW.com’s Inside TV blog.

The suit was filed by two musicians who claim they created and copyrighted the music behind the "SNL" digital shorts "Shy Ronnie" and "Like a Boss," the story reports.

Aleric ”Rick tha Ruler” Banks and Monique Hines claim they sent master recordings to Samberg and his bandmates, who then allegedly recorded their own lyrics over the music, the story says. The musicians are seeking all profits gained from the skits, as well as attorney’s fees, additional damages and interest, the piece notes.

NBCUniversal, which was also named in the suit as well as Universal Republic Records, had no comment, the piece says.


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