Court Sanctions Defendant for Failure to Preserve Text Messages in Copyright Infringement Suit Brought by Prince’s Estate

Claud Mccoid

This is what it seems like, when sanctions are granted.

In March 2019, a federal choose in Minnesota sanctioned Defendants for their failure to preserve text messages in a copyright infringement suit brought in part by the estate of the late musician generally regarded as “Prince”.

Reps for Prince’s estate brought suit against Defendants George Ian Boxill, Rogue Music Alliance (“RMA”), Deliverance LLC (“Deliverance”), David Staley, Gabriel Solomon Wilson, and other functions alleging copyright infringement.  Plaintiffs submitted suit for copyright infringement soon after finding out that Defendants Boxill and RMA produced Deliverance to current market and launch formerly unreleased recordings that Prince produced throughout recording classes in 2006.  Defendant Boxill worked as Prince’s sound engineer throughout the 2006 recording classes. Plaintiffs allege that a confidentiality arrangement with Boxill put possession of the recordings solely on Prince.

Before releasing the songs, Defendant Staley sent an e mail to Sensibility Music indicating … Read More