Econoline Crush Suing Nickelback For Copyright Infringement

Vancouver industrial rockers Econoline Crush are suing their west coast colleagues Nickelback for copyright infringement.

Econoline Crush Suing Nickelback For Copyright Infringement
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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: For more details visit chartattack.com.

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    Eirien
    They're both dreadful songs, but the chorus from the Nickelback one has got to be stolen. Even the lyrics are similar.
    JEM9311
    If Econoline Crush wins this, they should sue for the rest of Nickelback's song catologue I would, afterall, Nickelback only has one song a la AC/DC
    ninfan200
    yeah this isn't even close to being a copy, but the econoline crush song is pretty good... but not as good as nickelback AND BEFORE ANYONE TALKS SHIT ABOUT ME FOR LIKING NICKELBACK JUST REMEMBER WE ALL HAVE THAT BAND EVERYONE MAKES FUN OF U FOR LISTENING TO SO ALL YOU HATERS OUT THERE CAN KISS MY ASS
    fiesta2010
    O and another thing to add to this....Nickelback on UG = 589 Tabs and Econoline Crush on UG = 15 Tabs....that just goes to show the popularity issues!
    fiesta2010
    I just had a look at this news feed and think that its a load of ballbags. Id never heard of this Econline crush, who are they? but the fact that nickelback rock harder and are a damnsite better known i think they are gonna get crushed. I mean look at 'Rockstar'? Number 1 in US and UK for how long? whoever the other band is, i think they are out to try and get a bit of cash to pay their long overdue rent.
    mediumsizedbear
    Listened to both and cant see the similarity myself, not sure what the hatred for Nickelback is either, or Shinedown or Hinder
    k3v1n shr3dz
    their trick worked, I actually listened to their crappy song. I remember this from when I was a kid. It sucked then, too.
    KnotParkDay
    strat0blaster wrote: Skinnymac wrote: Until bands like Nickelback, Shinedown, Hinder, and all the other bands that sound just like them go away, then rock music is hopeless.
    Dude, leave Shinedown out of this. For one, they have a singer who can sing, and two, they actually write good music.
    Tag43
    Ah, typical Nickelback bashing. The songs don't really have a "substantial similarity" between each other.
    L.A.P.D. wrote: They are sueing over 2 lines from the chorus melody? They are just hungry for money and are going after Nickelback's deep pockets.
    I agree.
    GenerationKILL
    Skinnymac wrote: I know everyone's entitled to their opinion and everything, but God I hope Nickelback loses. Until bands like Nickelback, Shinedown, Hinder, and all the other bands that sound just like them go away, then rock music is hopeless.
    Shinedown is amazing and the lead singer is one of the best out there right now. You're just being ignorant, if you don't like how "rock music" sounds quit only listening to the radio, theres tons and tons of bands out there that would suit your interests, they're just not played on the radio.
    L.A.P.D.
    They are sueing over 2 lines from the chorus melody? They are just hungry for money and are going after Nickelback's deep pockets.
    strat0blaster
    Skinnymac wrote: I know everyone's entitled to their opinion and everything, but God I hope Nickelback loses. Until bands like Nickelback, Shinedown, Hinder, and all the other bands that sound just like them go away, then rock music is hopeless.
    I think you're missing the point here. Those bands won't 'go away' because they're selling units, tickets, and making money. So the comment you made should look more like "Until people stop buying into garbage like _____, rock music is hopeless." A&R guys don't push bands that don't sell. Basic industry fact.
    Skinnymac
    I know everyone's entitled to their opinion and everything, but God I hope Nickelback loses. Until bands like Nickelback, Shinedown, Hinder, and all the other bands that sound just like them go away, then rock music is hopeless.
    strat0blaster
    Econoline Crush are way better than Nickelback, and yes, that is clearly ripped off. Also - "All That You Are [x2]" was the worst song on that album. Everything else was awesome, and that song wasn't absolutely terrible either. If you're looking for a taste of EC, check out "Surefire," "Sparkle with a shine," or "Home."
    Oilfan1
    I had no idea Econoline Crush still existed. And now I drift back to my ignorance
    Jasonbts
    Ugh... The choruses sound kind of similar... not close enough for it to be a copy.
    beyondthegrave
    zeek7pc wrote: Damn, that took them a long time to "figure out".
    they've probably known for a while and waited since the album keeps selling so they can get more money out of it.
    scawti
    Yes, I noticed it right away - especially to how Econoline Crush plays it live. I hope they win.
    explosionate
    I read a funny article awhile back explaining that the idea of hating on Nickelback in a social situation is now just as mainstream as the band itself. The only way to avoid conformity is to not acknowledge their existence at all. I however dabble in both mainstream and underground tastes, so I am perfectly comfortable with proclaiming that Nickelback are a bunch of dingleberries. This other band is playing a dangerous game...being associated with dingleberries.
    snaaake
    Personally, I wish they'd have started stealing songs much sooner. Maybe they'd have picked a few good ones, and thus have something worth listening to.
    KnotParkDay
    Anyone who wants to sue Nickelback have my full support. Hell, I'd sue them for poisoning my ears if I could.
    Dakkstar
    Yeah, it's pretty close. I wish the best of luck to Econoline Crush to winning this case
    wolfstock
    I saw these guys open for Kiss, they were pretty good. I'm down with anyone sueing nickelback