Beatles-Metallica Parody Band Forced Offline

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A Milwaukee-based parody band known for Metallica-infused covers of Beatles' songs has been accused of violating copyright laws.

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After posting songs from their catalog online, the band received a cease-and-desist letter from Sony/ATV Music Publishing demanding that they take down their Web site and pay unspecified damages. The band had gained a large Internet following for songs like "I Want to Choke Your Band" and "Leper Madonna."

While Beatallica considers its legal options, its site remains offline. But thousands of fans — including Metallica's drummer Lars Ulrich — are rallying behind the band. Day to Day technology correspondent Xeni Jardin reports.



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