Australian Court Found DJ Guilty of Moral Rights Infringement

(10.02.2012) Australian DJ Jaime Fernandez was ordered by  the Federal Magistrates Court of Australia to pay AU$ 10,000 in damages after being found guilty of moral rights infringement charges brought forth by Armando Perez, known to a wide audience as “Pitbull”. Fernandez was sued for violating moral rights provisions of the Australian copyright law, which provides that “the author of the work has a right of integrity of authorship in respect of the work”. The case centred at Fernandez’s remix version of the song Bon Bon, originally performed by Pitbull. He was claimed to have distorted the work by replacing some of the original words with an “audio drop” (Read more).