Morrisville, NY asked in Copyright and Intellectual Property for New York

Q: Hello: Cates v. Shlemovitz, et al. No.3:21-cv-00805 (N.D.N.Y. 2022) Am appealing # 23-750 2nd circuit.

Searching for the case # of the Dragnet controversy, over 4 notes (dum, da,dum,dum.) Can you help find that case? Thank you., on my own behalf. here is what I found

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James L. Arrasmith
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A: The case involving the "Dragnet" musical controversy was a copyright dispute over a four-note motif originally composed by Miklós Rózsa for the film "The Killers" in 1946, which was later used in the "Dragnet" theme music by Walter Schumann. The case was eventually settled in 1955, allowing both Rózsa and Schumann and their publishers to share the royalties for the four-note theme, later titled "Danger Ahead." The rest of the "Dragnet March," excluding the four-note theme, remained the intellectual property of Walter Schumann.

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