|Published: 8:56 AM, 08/15/2013
||Last updated: 8:56 AM, 08/15/2013
Source: The Newport Plain Talk
KNOXVILLE-A new trial date of June 3, 2014, is set in the
lawsuit alleging copyright infringement regarding Marvin "Popcorn"
Sutton's tell-all book, "Me and My Likker."
On Aug. 4, 2010, Regina Sutton-Chennault, Sutton's
daughter, initially filed the suit against Sutton's widow, Pamela Sutton, in
the United States District Court for the District of Alaska at Anchorage. The
suit alleges that Pamela Sutton published, distributed, and sold a book of
"substantially the same material entitled 'Me and My Likker, A True Story
of a Mountain Moonshiner' since mid-2009."
Chennault stated in the complaint that "in 1999,
Ernestine Upchurch, in cooperation with [Popcorn Sutton], wrote a book entitled
'Me and My Likker.' The complaint continued to state, "Between 1999 and
March 2009, Ernestine Upchurch complied in all respects with the Copyright Act
and all other laws governing copyright, and on March 27, 2009, secured the
exclusive rights and privileges in and to the copyright of the book. In October
2009, Upchurch transferred all her rights in and to said material ("Me and
My Likker") and copyright to [Chennault], who received from the Register
of Copyrights a certificate of registration, dated and identified as
Registration Number TXU 1-628-180." According to the document, Chennault
"has been and still is the holder of all rights, title and interest in and
to the copyright in the book."
For more details, please see the Thursday edition of the
Newport Plain Talk.
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