Vancouver industrial rockers Econoline Crush
are suing their west coast colleagues Nickelback
for copyright infringement.
In papers that were filed Monday in the Central District California Court, Econoline Crush claim Nickelback's
"Figured You Out
" from their 2003 The Long Road
album "bears a substantial similarity" to their own song "All That You Are
," from Econoline
's platinum-selling 1997 The Devil You Know LP
. Roadrunner Records
, Warner-Chappell Music
and EMI Canada
, which used to have Econoline Crush
on their domestic roster along with Nickelback
, are also listed among the defendants.
The suit alleges the Kroeger
group copped the Crush
song "maliciously and willfully and with a conscious disregard" for EC's domestic hit single. Econoline
are seeking "all damages permitted by Federal copyright law" including actual damages and defendants' profits, along with statutory and punitive damages.
Neither side are commenting on the issue.
So, does the Crush
claim have any merit? Decide for yourself:
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