If you regularly follow Zennie62.com to the Night Of 100 Stars Oscar Party, you certainly remember Aza the singer and actress repped by Ed Lozzi of Edward Lozzi & Associates. Here’s AZA, of the album Aza Highspeed in this blogger’s video:
AZA claims that Carly Rae Jepsen and her business partner, producer, and talent agent Scott Braun, who’s also known as Justin Bieber’s business partner, have substantially copied AZA’s song “Hunky Santa” and performing, recording and distributing that derivative work, under the title ‘ Call Me Maybe”, and in doing so, infringed “with reckless disregard of AZA’s intellectual property rights.”
Lozzi and AZA’s lawyer Barry K. Rothman claim that “AZA owns exclusive rights in the creative work of “Hunky Santa”, which is a musical composition written by AZA embodied on an album entitled “High Speed”. AZA Productions filed standard Form SR on February 14th, 2010 therefor entitling “Hunky Santa” to Federal Copyright protection. The basis of this law suit is the unauthorized infringement of my client’s intellectual property rights and callous disregard for her rights by these collaborative song writers, a recording artist, and a record label by Justin Bieber. My client’s lyrics were sampled without approval or consent with lyrics that are identical or substantially similar to “Call Me Maybe”. My client is seeking damages for this actionable infringement”, said Barry K. Rothman, attorney for AZA.
“I’m shocked and surprised that these people wanted to sample my lyrics on “Call Me Maybe”. They didn’t ask me for permission-they just stole it. That’s why I filed this law suit. When I first listened to it on the radio while driving my car, I almost got into an accident. I couldn’t believe what I was hearing”, said Aza.
Compare the songs for yourself. This is “Hunky Santa”:
Now here’s Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe.”
This looks like it’s going to be an uphill battle for AZA. But the court information is as follows:
United States District Court – Central District of California
312 N. Spring Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Complaint for Copyright Infringement CASE # TBA at Filing Today
Demand For Jury Trial
AZA Productions, INC. vs. Carly Rae Jepsen et al.