Yoko Ono and EMI drop John Lennon 'Imagine' lawsuits

A 15-second clip of the song had been used without permission

Yoko Ono and EMI drop John Lennon 'Imagine' lawsuits
The late John Lennon's wife Yoko Ono and record label EMI have dropped lawsuits filed against documentary makers who used a sample of Lennon's song 'Imagine' without permission.

'Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed', a film by the Premise Media Corp about scientists being supposedly discriminated against for opposing Dawin's theory of evolution, featured a 15-second clip of the song.

Despite initially filing copyright infringement lawsuits, Reuters reports that Ono and EMI's lawsuits have been dropped.

Anthony Falzone, a professor leading the counsel for the documentary makers, explained: "We think it was clear from the beginning that our clients had every right to use the 'Imagine' clip as they did, and we're happy we've vindicated that right."

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