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, originallyperformed

by Pitbull. He was claimed to have distorted the work by replacing some of the

original words with an “audio drop” (Read more).