SAN FRANCISCO – A Sebastopol composer alleges his song was used in a video game without his permission.
John J. Simon filed a complaint on June 20 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California against Visual Concepts Entertainment, 2k Games Inc. and Does 1-10 alleging copyright infringement.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that he suffered damages as a result of his work,
"Everything You Are to Me," being used by the defendants without his consent. The plaintiff holds Visual Concepts Entertainment, 2k Games Inc. and Does 1-10 responsible because the defendants allegedly incorporated exact excerpts of plaintiff's works into the soundtrack of their game NBA 2K16 without plaintiff's authority.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks compensatory damages, interest, all legal fees and any other relief as this court deems just. He is represented by Karl S. Kronenberger, Jeffrey M. Rosenfeld and Ansel J. Halliburton of Kronenberger Rosenfeld LLP in San Francisco.
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California Case number 3:16-cv-03440-MEJ