MY DISPUTE CLAIM, STILL UNANSWERED BY ORCHARD MUSIC WHICH HAS
TODAY INSTITUTED AN ADDITIONAL CLAIM ON THE SAME VIDEO ON ANOTHER OF MY
"This video uses the copyrighted material at issue, but with the appropriate authorization from the copyright owner.
The video features music performed by The Chicago
Sinfonietta, which Orchestra granted me license to use such material in
2007 and this video was produced in June 2010. This is the second time
this month that Orchard or any other organization has attempted to
assume ownership of music that is either in the public domain and/or
license has been granted by the Chicago Sinfonietta, founded and
conducted by my good friend, Paul Freeman whom I have known since the
90's. I am becoming very suspicious of this "claiming process" The subject of
the video, Jewel Lafontant Rogers was known as Jewel Lafontant when she
became my first marketing client, outside of family businesses, in 1969.
Her son, John Rogers, is head of Ariel Capital Management and a friend
of an additional client, President Barack Hussein Obama, whom I have
known since 1987, when he arrived in Chicago and contacted the Harold
Washington administration of which I had been a part since its
inception, in 1982, as I was a media producer, and Security Consultant.
This is going to get ugly!"
Let's ALL get Ugly!
ORCHARD IS, ALLEGEDLY, A CRIMINALLY LITIGIOUS ORGANIZATION ACCORDING TO THEIR WIKI:
It focuses on distribution and marketing of digitized music, video,
and new media to online music retailers, advertising firms, and music
and film agencies, and caters to numerous well-known independent artists
and labels such as Daptone RecordsBarsuk, Nuclear Blast, and Daptone.
The company has offices in New York, Los Angeles, Nashville, London,
Barcelona, Berlin, and various other countries around summing to
representation in 25 regions around the world.
On October 14, 2009, the Orchard filed a lawsuit against online music and social networking giant imeem,
claiming that the company hosted some of the label's recently-acquired
TVT Records titles without the label's permission. Imeem faced up to
$150,000 in fines for each infraction. Imeem had been struggling under
its ad-supported model, so though the company felt that it had a case,
it could neither afford to fight the case nor to pay any resulting fines
should it lose. Thus, as one imeem executive stated, the Orchard case
was "definitely the final nail"  in the demise of imeem, which was bought out by and absorbed into MySpace Music on December 8, 2009.