Authors’ right to prohibit performance of songs by former band singer and writer of lyrics

An article authored by Szymon Gogulski and Jacek Zwara published by International Law Office.

In a long-running dispute, well-known musician Małgorzata Ostrowska took legal action concerning the use of songs, for which she had written the lyrics, against Grzegorz Stróżniak, her former colleague in the band Lombard and the composer and co-author of the songs. Lombard is one of the most famous pop-rock bands in Poland, where its songs have remained popular for almost 40 years.

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