Firm launches infringement case against producer of animated children's show

April 29, 2015 – Firm partners Nick Carlin and David Given filed a complaint for copyright infringement on behalf of Emmy and Grammy award-winning musician and composer Andrew Paley against Twist Animation, Ltd., the producer of the wildly popular online animated children’s series TUTITU TV, for using as its theme music a composition that Paley contends infringes his original song “Breakfast at Stubbs.” Paley’s song was first used in the film Shelf Life, directed by Paul Bartel (Eating Raoul), which hit theatres in 1993 and went on to become a cult classic. Twist began using its theme music for the TUTITU TV programming in 2013, releasing over 850 videos mostly through YouTube; those videos have since been seen a “staggering one billion” times, according to Twist, and the TUTITU TV channel on YouTube has garnered over 1.5 million subscribers. Assignment of the case to a federal district court judge is pending.