First Circuit Court of Appeals Says Ricky Martin Can be Sued for Copyright Infringement

Ricky Martin is not excused from a claim against him alleging copyright and trademark infringement. Luis Cortes-Ramos accuses Martin of recording a song very similar in composition to one Cortes-Ramos wrote for a songwriting contest for which Martin was a judge. The First Circuit Court says the suit against Martin can go on, dismissing Martin's claim that an arbitration clause in Cortes-Ramos's contest agreement with SuperSong Contest protects him from lawsuits stemming from the contest. Read more here.