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The Ray Charles Foundation's Suing Ray's Son

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Guess he should have check with them first before he paid homage to his father.

Ray Charles Robinson Jr., along with Random House, are being sued by The Ray Charles Foundation for using a photo of Ray Charles and some lyrics in his new book You Don't Know Me: Reflections of My Father, Ray Charles.

The foundation is accusing Ray Jr. of copyright infringement, as the photo used on his book cover was a "work made for hire" and apparently is owned by them. The same goes for the songs he apparently quoted in the book, like I Love Her So and What Kind of Man Are You?

Of course, the foundation wants damages…to the tune of $150,000 per infringement.

Really? Is that really necessary? So basically, you just want to take away all the money he stands to make off this book, is that it?

Just saying!

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