Apr 9, 2007

Jamaican Musician Aisha Sues Madonna

Aisha Goodison, the Jamaican musician who sued American pop star Madonna in 2005 for copyright infringement, will file an amended copy of the suit in the American Supreme Court this week. The final draft of suit CIV-05-22618, which Goodison, daughter of popular Jamaican musicologist, Bunny Goodison, first filed in a Florida federal court in 2005, was amended, Goodison said, to correct technical flaws relating to the size of the font in which the document was filed. "The substance of the suit hasn't changed, it's just that some legal formalities had to be complied with," Goodison told the Sunday Observer in an interview from her home in Miami, Florida.

This week's step will represent the third round in the battle which Goodison, who is representing herself, lost on appeal from the federal court's decision last year. According to court documents obtained by the Sunday Observer, the 60-page suit, supported by 200 pages of evidence, that Goodison filed against Madonna and approximately 90 of her associates and affiliated entities, accused them of violating United States and United Nations copyright law in respect of material from her personal catalogue of over 9,000 songs, over 100 scripts and short stories, 12 book manuscripts, 100 music video treatments and dozens of photograph treatments. In addition to allegations of harassment, wiretapping, computer hacking and other forms of criminal conduct, the suit named 24 instances of copyright infringement by Madonna and companies associated with her. source:partyspree

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