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