Yoko Ono and EMI drop John Lennon ‘Imagine’ lawsuits

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

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.”