Jobim's Family Sues Universal Over Copyright

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The family of bossa nova guitarist and composer Antonio Carlos Jobim has filed suit against Universal, claiming that the record label gave away copyrights that belonged to them, Reuters reports.

According to the lawyers for Jobim's widow and his three children, Universal assigned the copyrights for such Jobim classics as "The Girl From Ipanema" to Norman Gimbel, who wrote their English lyrics, after Jobim's death in 1994.

The record company's actions, the lawyers said, were "a remarkable display of hubris and overreaching."

The family is demanding damages and the return of the copyright.

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