Musician sues ‘Grand Theft Auto’ publisher over alleged copyright infringement – FOX 5 San Diego

Lee declares the company, which is based out of New York City but has a workplace in Carlsbad, asked him to submit music in 2008 for use in “Grand Theft Auto 4.”

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Shawn Lee, who composed the soundtrack for one of Rockstar’s previous video games, “Bully,” alleges the business raised elements from a song it asked him to submit, then used those parts in the video games, “Grand Theft Auto 4” and “Grand Theft Auto 5.”

Lee declares that late last year, he found that “particular structures and stems, containing a certain tune and riff that had actually existed to defendant” were utilized in “Grand Theft Auto 4” and “Grand Theft Auto 5.” He alleges that portions of his song, “Biker Chick” are “considerably similar” to the “Soviet Connection” signature tune utilized in the games, as well as another song called “Liberty City Loop” in “Grand Theft Auto 5.”

Lee later used portions of the track on an album titled “Reel to Reel,” which was released by Costa Mesa-based Ubiquity Records, also a complainant in the match.

SAN DIEGO (CNS)– An artist submitted a copyright infringement lawsuit Thursday in San Diego federal court against video game publisher Rockstar Games for supposedly utilizing a tune he composed without his permission in two of its popular “Grand Theft Auto” games.

Rockstar did not instantly respond for remark concerning the match.

According to the problem, Lee submitted a spec track, however was informed the material was ultimately not going to be used “for factors unknown” to Lee.