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Simon Sues: Tick Tocked Off

7/18/2008 8:32 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Paul SimonPaul Simon is suing a wall clock distributor for using the song "Bridge Over Troubled Waters" to keep time.

Simon filed suit in Manhattan federal court today, claiming Rhythm USA Inc. has sold 40,000 wall clocks that play versions of his legendary tune.

Simon wants to clean the company's clock to the tune of $10 mil. Like a "Bridge Over Troubled Waters," that should ease his mind.

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detectiveoliviabenson    

FIRST!!!!!!!!!!!!

2234 days ago
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that.is.all    

What a sue happy society we live in.

2234 days ago
3.

Joanne    

I think Paul Simon is right. Hope he wins. Many of the "Simon and Garkunkel" songs have I grown up with, as a teen back in the 60's. Especially, "I Am a Rock" and "Homeward Bound." oh,and "Scarborough Fair.". Thanks for the Memories...

2234 days ago
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Terry    


What's happening to these greedy old celebs, do they live so large & stupid they need to sue someone to maintain their lifestyle until they die?
We the consumer will pay for this lawsuit if he should win, everytime we buy a clock for years to come!
he should be paid the going rate for copy right use of his song, not a penny more.

2234 days ago
5.

Rob    

Who would want a clock with that suicide-inducing ditty?

2234 days ago
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Shia is a man now    

Um........it's Bridge Over Troubled Water, not 'Waters' guys.

2234 days ago
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harvey murray glatman    


this is standard practice for a celebritie's bean-counters and

minions to find these opportunities for a financial settlement.

2234 days ago
8.

The Work Place Sucks!    

Something is really fishy, bridge over troubled water, like a bridge overrrrrrrrr troubledddddddd waterrrrrrrr

2234 days ago
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The Work Place Sucks!    

I was the very first post on here, and no other post's shall come before me. hahaha

2234 days ago
10.

sparkles    

How petty is this? What people do for money....

2233 days ago
11.

Bell    

It's His Song, He wrote it, he's legally entitled to ALL Royalties from it's usage. Also, being that He owns the rights to the song.. He is the one who is to decide how it may be used. The company making these clocks didn't bother getting any type of permission from Him, his record label, his layers.. nothing. They are clearly in the wrong, and they gotta fork over the Cash. It's as simple as that. If it was Me and My Music, I'd be suing too... and So would You. Copyrights are put in place for a reason, so don't even try to act like it's just about "Greed". :P

2233 days ago
12.

CELEBS HAS NO COMMON SENSE OR DO THEY PAY IN FULL CASH    

WHAT IS THIS CELEBS SUES INDIVIDUALS ???

THEY MUST NEED MONEY OR ELSE THEY WOULDN'T SUE .

CELEBS ARE MONEY HUNGRY , BECAUSE THEY AREN'T

GETTING THOSE PAYCHECKS MONTHLY ANYMORE .

EXECS ARE MAKING THE MONEY INSTEAD.

#4..............IS RIGHT .........

WATCH CLOSELY AND SEE WHICH CELEB WLL GO BROKE NEXT ..........THERE'S ALREADY

SEVERAL NOW ..............ONE EVERY WEEK ...........

YOU MADE THEM RICH , BUYING THERE PRODUCTS ......BOYCOTT THEM ALL .......

2233 days ago
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Dorothywasoncrack    

#13:
Oh you poor pathetic person. Paul Simon is worth more money you could ever imagine.

2233 days ago
14.

dreamer    

I'm 22 now but I won't be for long.........

2233 days ago
15.

Luke Warmwater    

Still hasn't come to grips with the bald thing. Wearing dopey hats doesn't help....ever

2233 days ago
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