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The Black Keys Sue Casino Operator for Copyright Infringement

Image courtesy of Danny Clinch (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of Danny Clinch (via ABC News Radio)

After settling lawsuits against Home Depot and Pizza Hut, in which they accused the companies of using the band's songs in commercials without permission, The Black Keys have now sued another company for allegedly doing the same thing.

According to The Hollywood Reporter , the band recently filed a lawsuit in federal court in New York accusing casino operator Pinnacle Entertainment of using music in two of its TV commercials that is "substantially similar" to the Black Keys hit “Howlin’ for You,” from the 2010 album Brothers .

In addition, The Keys claim that a casino rep tweeted that the music used in the ads was a “licensed musical interpretation,” so now the band is suing both Pinnacle and the production company that created the alleged sound-alike, for violating trademark law by “suggesting a false designation of origin as well as making unfair competition for them.”

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