The 70-year-old actor‘s golf attire firm William Murray Golf has allegedly been utilizing the rock group’s track “Listen to the Music” to promote shirts with out paying correct licensing charges, the Doobie Brothers’ legal professional claims.
The legal professional greeted the star and mentioned he was writing in regard to the Tom Johnston-penned “Hearken to the Music.”
Invoice Murray might face authorized motion from the Doobie Brothers after utilizing their music to promote golf put on. (picture by Rocco Spaziani/Archivio Rocco Spaziani/Mondadori Portfolio through Getty Photos)
“It is a high-quality track. I do know you agree since you preserve utilizing it in advertisements to your Zero Hucks Given golf shirts,” he mentioned. “Nevertheless, provided that you have not paid to make use of it, perhaps it’s best to change the corporate identify to ‘Zero Bucks Given.'”
Paterno alleged that Murray has been utilizing unlicensed music from different shoppers represented by his agency as properly.
“It looks like the one one that makes use of our shoppers’ music with out permission greater than you do is Donald Trump,” the legal professional continued.
Paterno went on to name himself “too lazy” to lookup the precise part of america Copyright Act that the actor is allegedly violating, in addition to to “threaten [Murray] with everlasting damnation.”
“However you already earned that with these Garfield films,” the lawyer mentioned.
Tom Johnston of the Doobie Brothers wrote the track ‘Hearken to the Music,’ which Invoice Murray has been accused of utilizing in ads, allegedly with out permission. (Photograph by Donald Kravitz/Getty Photos)
No holds barred, Paterno added: “We might nearly be OK with it if the shirts weren’t so rattling ugly. However it’s what it’s.”
And in a knock on Murray’s well-known line by his Carl Spackler character from “Caddyshack,” Paterno concluded his electronic mail with: “Within the immortal phrases of Jean-Paul Sartre: ‘Au revoir Golfer. Et payez!'”
Reps for Murray, William Murray Golf and the Doobie Brothers didn’t instantly reply to Fox Enterprise’ request for remark.