Myrtle Beach bar owner sued for copyright infringement


    A Myrtle Beach bar owner is being sued for copyright infringement.

    The business, O'Neal Burroughs, LLC, runs Whiskey Beach Bar and Grill in Myrtle Beach.

    Broadcast Music and other music corporations are suing the owner, O'Neal Davis, in federal court because he allowed six songs to be performed at the bar without proper licenses.

    The suit says the corporations have tried to contact him 70 times to stop performing the songs.

    The songs are "Ain't Too Proud to Beg;" "Boogie Shoes;" "Holiday;" "I Can't Help Myself a/k/a Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch;" "I Wanna Dance With Somebody Who Loves Me a/k/a Somebody Who Loves Me;" and "Long Train Runnin'."

    Davis said if the corporations are going to come after him, they're going to have to go after every bar in Myrtle Beach because the bands play all the same songs.

    "I just happened to be the new kid on the block," he said.

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