Jeez, it must be Madonna Day here at the WOW Report. A lawsuit was filed in federal court in Florida a few days ago against the pop singer, with a laundry list of counts that ranged from wiretapping and harassment to grand theft larceny and criminal copyright infringement. The copyright infringements are of released and unreleased works in a privately owned catalogue of works housed in the Library of Congress in Washington, DC, and on the owner’s private computers.
The catalogue and private computers belong to Aisha Goodison, a singer-songwriter from Miami, and, according to Lloyd Grove’s Lowdown today, “Goodison claims in her federal court complaint that ‘the nefarious Madonna … flagrantly [stole] Aisha’s copyrighted music, lyrics, pictures’ and then committed ‘something far worse and far more sinister – invasion of privacy, illegal surveillance, wiretapping, hacking, corporate theft, fraud, harassment, assault and stalking.’ ” No mention of that sticky business with Maddy’s Kabbalah-themed children’s books. Goodison describes herself as a “cutting-edge, multitalented artist with a God-given voice that covers several octaves.” Liz Rosenberg, Madonna’s publicist, describes Goodison as “Miss Whatshername.”
(Full story at pressbox.co.uk)