Jason Mraz Accuses Coors Light Of Copyright Infringement
Jason Mraz has accused Coors Light of using his 2008 hit “I’m Yours” on social media without his permission.
Thirteen seconds of a live acoustic performance of the song could be heard in a video on the beer brand’s official Instagram account. It has since been removed.
A copyright infringement claim against MillerCoorsLLC, filed Dec. 4 in California, alleges the company “had no permission” to use the song and “never even asked for such permission.”
It reads: “Due to the family friendly nature of the song, Mraz has never licensed the composition for use by alcohol companies or other adult-oriented products and would never do so.”
Mraz is seeking at least $150,000 U.S. in damages.
A spokesperson for MillerCoors told Billboard the video was removed “as a courtesy to Mr. Mraz and his team when they reached out” even though the company had “the contractual rights” to post it via an arrangement with the BeachLife Festival.
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