Rex heir sues Sony over Baby Driver song copyright

As The Hollywood Reporter notes, this is bound to be a major disappointment for Wright, who - at least publicly - asserted the importance of getting the many songs in the movie locked down before cameras even rolled.

The use of T Rexs song "Debora" in Edgar Wrights "Baby Driver" has sparked legal issue.

Feld Bolan won the rights to the works of his father's band three years ago and is seeking punitive damages.

"Inexplicably, Defendants failed to obtain - or even seek - the permission of the composition's US copyright holder Rolan Feld", the complaint reads.

"In the six weeks since Feld brought this infringement to Sony's attention, [Sony] have done little more than point fingers at one another-and they have neither apologised nor offered to pay Feld a reasonable license fee".

More perplexing still is Feld's assertion that he only found out about "Debora" being used in Baby Driver after a Sony rep reached out to his lawyer - a surreal example of the way different divisions of the same giant company can operate independently in ignorance of each other. "[Feld] promptly informed [Sony] that the use of the composition in the film was unauthorised".

In interviews promoting the movie, director Edgar often spoke about the lengths he went to obtain clearance to use songs.

Read the full lawsuit here.

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