The producers and broadcasters of US sitcom ‘The Big Bang Theory’ are being sued for using nursery rhyme ‘Soft Kitty’ in their show without the original author’s permission.
The song was written by Edith Newlin, a nursery school teacher from Alstead, New Hampshire in the late 1930s. Her daughters Ellen Newlin Chase and Margaret Chase Perry filed a lawsuit on Monday claiming they were not consulted before the producers used the rhyme on the show.
Their mother owned the original copyright for the song and passed it down to her two daughters in her will following her death in 2004.
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Source: The Drum