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Record Labels Come Together, Sue Porn Site

7/10/2010 12:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

"Don't Stop (Til You Get Enough)," "SexyBack" and "I Kissed a Girl" could easily be mistaken for porn titles, not popular songs -- instead they are just the center of a major lawsuit involving music and porn.

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Warner Bros., Eleketra, Atlantic, Bad Boy and others have filed a lawsuit against RK Netmedia and RealityKings.com (NSFW!!!!) ... claiming the websites use their music as the soundtrack -- and sometimes even the inspiration -- for porn videos.

According to the lawsuit, the songs are often playing in the background while "models or actors are 'performing' their scenes." Sometimes, according to the suit, "the performers 'lip-sync' the lyrics of a song while engaged in intercourse or other sexual activity."

On some occasions, the record labels claim, the titles of the videos are derived from the songs they use -- like "Bringing Sexy Back" uses Justin Timberlake's "SexyBack."

The labels are asking for $150,000 per each copyright infringed -- and there are 18 pages of infringements.

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JANDEAN61    

BRING SEXY BACK...no kidding.R.K makes lots of $$$..dummys should had seen this ***ing

1482 days ago
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alyx    

"their" should be "there". Spell checkers do not check those at times. National websites should definitely have someone to check their articles.

1482 days ago
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justsaying    

I don't know why Katy Perry wouldn't want her song being played while two girls are fingering each other and kissing. After all, when you are telling God to kiss your butt, that you are going to have homosexual relations because you can, you're in for a penny......so why not be in for a pound?

1482 days ago
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Truth    

HOW IS THIS NEWS? WE ALL KNOW MUSIC TODAY (THIS ****TY MUSIC THAT IS...)IS BASED ON PORN, SEX, DRUGS, GANGSTA'S, AND GUNS. ARE THESE LABELS BORN YESTERDAY??? WTF!

1482 days ago
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whateverpeeps    

While I'm not a fan of the porn industry, I think this lawsuit is ridiculous. And I would be hesitant to grant more power to the record labels concerning the fact that they already have way too much power compared to other media outlets.

Record labels, your music is not some holy sh** that has to be kept under lock. I understood when you cracked down on illegal downloading (albeit complete overreaction), but regarding distribution of your music? Isn't it better that more people hear the songs?

Calm the eff down and stop being so God damn greedy.

1482 days ago
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Trish    

I couldn't imagine having sex with my husband to a Michael Jackson song. Some things will never happen in life and that is one of them. Ha! I would change the radio station so fast.

1482 days ago
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L Byrne    

In the last line, it's "THERE are 18 pages", not "Their are 18 pages." Jeesh , that's 3rd grade english if not earlier.

1482 days ago
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averagebetty    

I giggle thinking about the person who had the job of do***enting all the infringements. It's a hard job but...

1482 days ago
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Horndog    

Warner Bros., Elektra, Atlantic and Bad Boy Records are still in business? Seriously?

1482 days ago
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TMZ@Froggy.biz    

These pornographers are ignorant.

1482 days ago
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iharichutney    

honestly they deserve it
when they write music with sexual themes and sexual innuendos present they should be aware that the SEX industry can very well use those songs in their..."art".

1482 days ago
12.

kickaboo    

"In the court filings, Emanuel is alleged to have allowed a friend to operate a pornographic website out of Endeavor’s offices."

Wonder if old Ari is using his clients' material to run porn out his office, too?

1482 days ago
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Kim D.    

i'm just happy there is finally a decent picture of MJ

1482 days ago
14.

Grump    

Thx TMZ for putting MJ ON TOP as he should be and glad to see a nice pic of him!

1482 days ago
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really?    

Hey TMZ..you might want to have your peeps go back and take English 101 over. "Their" and "There"... THERE is a difference. Dumbass!

1482 days ago
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