The Black Keys accuses Yum! Brands, Home Depot for using songs without permission

The Black Keys accuses Yum! Brands, Home Depot for using songs without permission

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UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - JUNE 03: Musicians Patrick Carney and Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys pose in the press room during the 2012 MTV Movie Awards held at Gibson Amphitheatre on June 3, 2012 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

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by WHAS11

WHAS11.com

Posted on June 22, 2012 at 9:54 PM

Updated Friday, Jun 22 at 10:49 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – The rock group, The Black Keys, is suing Yum! Brands and Home Depot. The Black Keys are accusing both companies of using their songs without permission.

Bloomberg reports that the commercials in question are for Pizza Hut's cheesy bites where the song "Gold on the Ceiling" was used.

Home Depot also used the song "Lonely Boy" in a commercial for power tools. The lawsuits were filed Thursday in Los Angeles.

A spokesperson for Home Depot said quote - "We haven't seen the complaint but we take intellectual property very seriously."

Louisville-based Yum! Brands has not responded to the allegations.

The Black Keys says the lawsuits were filed a month after letters were sent to both companies asking them to stop using the songs in their ads.
 

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