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Bob Dylan's Stealing of James Damiano's Songs
The Most Covered Up Story In The History Of Rock & Roll



~From James Damiano~

No artist can lay claim to the controversy that has surrounded the career of songwriter James Damiano. Thirty two years ago James Damiano began an odyssey that led him into a legal maelstrom with Bob Dylan that, to this day, fascinates the greatest of intellectual minds.

Since auditioning for the legendary CBS Record producer John Hammond, Sr., who influenced the careers of music industry icons Charlie Christian, Billy Holiday, Bob Dylan, Pete Seger, Bruce Springsteen and Stevie Ray Vaughan , James has engaged in a half a billion dollar copyright infringement law suit with Bob Dylan.

As the curtain rises on the stage of deceit we learn that CBS / Sony international recording artist, Bob Dylan not only used songs and lyrics written by James Damiano but also solicited Mr. Damiano's materials for a period of over ten years and eleven months.

As per Judicial filings Bob Dylan's name is credited to the songs. One of those songs is nominated for a Grammy as the best rock song of the year. Ironically the title of that song is Dignity.

jamesdamiano.yolasite.com/

Under The Subject of Mistruths Spoken to Your Cient During

Under The Subject of Mistruths Spoken to Your Client During the course of these telephone conversations he would frequently ask me to pass along information, ask question about Bob or to Bob, and I in fact told him that I would and that I did.......Elliot Mintz See video

Attorney Wanted To File Against Bob Dylan For Plagiarism & More

U. S. Department of Justice

Mail Referral Unit

950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW

Washington, DC 20530-0001

Re: DOJ Case No. 2462370

To Whom It May Concern:

My name is James Damiano and for over sixteen years I have been fighting in federal court to retain the rights to my Intellectual Property from Bob Dylan for the theft of my entire song catalog, which has taken thirty-seven years of my life to write. This catalog, in the hands of the right people, could be worth close to a half a billion dollars. That should set the facts straight.

On June 16, 2009 the following letter was sent to Bob Dylan's Attorney Orin Snyder written by James Damiano's Attorney Robert Church, regarding boxes of James Damiano's songs produced to Orin Snyder during discovery. There were approximately fifteen to twenty-five boxes filled with anywhere from 200 to 400 finished and unfinished songs in each box - thirty seven years of writing - that were never returned.

Dear Mr. Snyder: I have one other matter. Mr. Damiano informs me that Steven Kramer (James Damiano's lead attorney) had several boxes of songs delivered to Parcher & Hayes during the discovery phase of his case against Dylan. Mr. Kramer never made copies of the documents, since I am presuming he felt pressed to comply with an overdue discovery request. Mr. Damiano informs me that he has never had all the original songs returned to his possession, even though the case is over. If you don't mind, please explain what you can recall about Mr. Damiano's song production. Do you still have songs unaccounted for? Can they be returned?

Sincerely, Robert Church

Attached is a copy of my DVD detailing the allegations of theft leveled against Mr. Dylan in addition to the similar allegations of judicial corruption filed by 5forJustice now 6forJustice.

This DVD includes Bob Dylan's publicist's testimony when asked "Have you ever lied to James Damiano? Everyone I know that has seen this testimony believed it to be nothing less than shocking?

The enclosed DVD only supplies a small proportion of the actual amount of testimony that implicates not only Bob Dylan aka Robert Zimmerman but also Judge Simandle for aiding in Bob Dylan's Stealing of James Damiano's songs. There is another thirty four hours of testimony which I would be happy to produce upon request.

Please Note: Judge Simandle's rulings are a hundred percent inconsistent with the facts of this case. The DOJ is well aware that this case was illegally dismissed as per Rule 56 ( c ) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. You know, Law 101?

Over seven years ago the following statement was downloaded by Bob Dylan's attorney Orin Snyder and produced to the court yet never contested or denied either publicly or judicially. It was then downloaded two more times and produced to Judge Simandle without being denied or contested and now rests within the docket of the court.

It is publically and judicially uncontested that Bob Dylan and people in Bob Dylan's entourage have solicited songs lyrics and music written by James Damiano for a period of over ten years and eleven months.

Another shocking fact in this case is Bob Dylan was subpoenaed to court and never appeared. Bob Dylan has never produced an affidavit of denial regarding the facts and allegations produced in the complaint and or during discovery. It appears Bob Dylan is above the law.

This DVD also incriminates Mr. Dylan's lead attorney Orin Snyder of LYING TO THE COURT by signing his name to declarations stating that I am delusional. Mr. Snyder made this statement in light of the testimony documented on this DVD which is one hundred percent adverse to Mr. Snyder's statement.

I was asked by the DOJ âs as a favor to them to not to file criminal charges against Judge Simandle for illegally dismissing my law suit against Bob Dylan. They also stated that they would Owe Me One So here's your chance to live up to your word, and pay me back my favor.

Note: This is by no means a comprehensive account of the facts in James Damiano Vs Bob Dylan

CV95-4795 JBS.

Please file this DVD with their original complaint as the 5forJustice are now 6forJustice.

We stand united in our quest for getting our Constitutional right to a jury trial of our peers.

I cannot believe that this has gone this far especially since my grand-mother was a senator.

Links to my websites are also provided for reference.

jamesdamiano.yolasite.com/plaintiffs-motion-for-default-against-bob-dylan1.php

jamesdamiano.yolasite.com/

Attorney Needed to Sue Bob Dylan For Plagiarism & More

As per filed motions "It is judicially uncontested by Bob Dylan and or Bob Dylan’s law firms Manatt, Phelps & Phillips , Parcher Hayes & Snyder, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, Hecker Brown and Sherry and Sony House Counsel that Bob Dylan and people in Bob Dylan’s entourage have solicited James Damiano’s songs and music for over ten years and eleven months.

District Judge Jerome B. Simandle states in his decision “This court will accept as true Plaintiff’s allegations that Sony represented to him that he would be credited and compensated for his work if Dylan used it. Judge Simandle also stated in his decision “Plaintiff has demonstrated a genuine issue of material fact as to whether defendants had access to his work.

“No artist can lay claim to the controversy that has surrounded the career of songwriter James Damiano. Thirty two years ago James Damiano began an odyssey that led him into a legal maelstrom with Bob Dylan that, to this day, fascinates the greatest of intellectual minds. . .” ...Warner Bros

Trailer 1 Bob Dylan's Stealing of James Damiano's Songs

After thirty-five hours of video taped depositions, and after three and a half million dollars have been spent on this litigation, defendants Sony Music and or Bob Dylan still to this date September 18th 2002, have never filed a counter, slander or libel suit against Damiano. Defendants have been aware of James Damiano's public statements made against Bob Dylan for over ten years.

See videos

www.youtube.com/watch?v=mBKiTVoWIUI

www.youtube.com/watch?v=avr9MIGcXxc

www.youtube.com/watch?v=3qTqE6gBk5s

He (Dyla) did not have enough songs that he wanted to put on an album

www.youtube.com/watch?v=jal8m1jjpFU

Seeking Attorney to File Default Motion Against Bob Dylan after following Bob Dylan admissions are added See below admissions and motion

Bob Dylan Admits Plagiarizing His Greatest Hits L.A Times

“Well you have to understand that I’m not a melodist. My songs are either based on old Protestant hymns or Carter Family songs or variations of the blues form. What happens is, I’ll take a song and simply start playing it in my head. That’s the way I meditate". “I wrote ‘Blowin’ in the Wind’ in 10 minutes, just put words to an old spiritual, probably something I learned from Carter Family records. That’s the folk music tradition – you use what has been handed down. ‘The Times They Are A-Changing’ is probably from an old Scottish folk Song.”...."I'll be playing Bob Nolan's 'Tumbling Tumbleweeds,' for instance, in my head constantly -- while I'm driving a car or talking to a person or sitting around or whatever. People will think they are talking to me and I'm talking back, but I'm not. I'm listening to the song in my head. At a certain point, some of the words will change and I'll start writing a song.".......Bob Dylan

Motion For Default with Bob Dylan Admissions. All material facts cited in motion are judicially uncontested by defendants

www.jamesdamiano.yolasite.com/plaintiffs-motion-for-default-against-bob-dylan1.php

http://www.jamesdamiano.yolasite.com

Bob Dylan Steals Hank Snow Song

blogs.reuters.com/fanfare/2009/05/23/bob-dylan-poem-not-first-artistic-borrowing/

On June 16th 2009 the following letter was sent to Bob Dylan's Attorney Orin Snyder written by James Damiano's Attorney in the Bob Dylan Damiano Plagiarism suit "Robert Church" regarding boxes of James Damiano's songs produced to Orin Snyder during discovery

There were approximately fifteen to twenty five boxes filled with anywhere from 200 to 400 finished and unfinished songs in each box (thirty five years of writing) that were never returned

Dear Mr. Snyder:

I have one other matter. Mr. Damiano informs me that Steven Kramer (James Damiano's lead attorney) had several boxes of songs delivered to Parcher & Hayes during the discovery phase of his case against Dylan. Mr. Kramer never made copies of the documents, since I am presuming he felt pressed to comply with an overdue discovery request. Mr. Damiano informs me that he has never had all the original songs returned to his possession, even though the case is over. If you don’t mind, please explain what you can recall about Mr. Damiano’s song production. Do you still have songs unaccounted for? Can they be returned?

Sincerely Robert Church

See last paragraph in Robert Church's letter below

www.jamesdamiano.yolasite.com

Orin Snyder wanted to End Elliot Mint's Deposition when asked one simple question

Deposition Over We're Leaving We're Leaving

Snyder was the Attorney who ruined Bob Dylan's reputation

Snyder extorted Dylan and guess who's going to win when Dylan sues Snyder for destroying his professional reputation?

Or better yet try to imagine ho much Dylan will win when he does?

Bob Dylan's Stealing of James Damiano's Songs

www.jamesdamiano.yolasite.com

Now That You've Exposed Judge Simandle's Corruption as of Rule 56 (c)of the Federal Rules Of Civil Procedure Let us Compare

Now That You've Exposed Judge Simandle's Corruption as of rule 56 (C) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure let us compare the facts of the case with the Judges opinion

And lets take a poll to see who believes that the facts of the case are consistent with the Judge Simandles Opinion The law states that the verdict has to be consistent with the facts of the case right. Let Us compare.

It's a ten thousand page lawsuit. Dylan and or his attorneys never contested any of the issues of fact on the website or in The Motion to the court which mirrors the website and the pdf file "Default Motion Against Bob Dylan" of which Dylan's Attorney Orin Snyder download and produced to the court without contesting the issues of fact. There was no affidavit of denial and Dylan was a no show to the subpoena.

Docket Link see 142

12/02/2002 142

Notice of MOTION for reconsideration of [139-1] order; to vacate protective order; for admissions of defendants; recusal of Judge Simandle; and for default against Sony Entertainment and Bob Dylan by JAMES DAMIANO, Motion set for 1/3/03 on [142-1] motion. (Exhibits in Binder Subm) (sb) (Entered: 12/03/2002)

Docket www.jamesdamiano.yolasite.com/james-damiano-bob-dylan-federal-court-docket.php

Motion Link

www.jamesdamiano.yolasite.com/plaintiffs-motion-for-default-against-bob-dylan1.php

Plaintiff has been afforded Additional information since the development of the internet and only recently it has come to our attention that Bob Dylan lied to the court when asked if he had ever been sued for plagiarism His answer to the court was no. The fact is that he had been sued twice.

Cases to be cited soon

Also Dylan recently in a Los Angeles times interview admitted to plagiarism by definition :

In a 2004 interview with Robert Hilburn of the Los Angeles Times, Bob Dylan stated,

“Well you have to understand that I’m not a melodist. My songs are either based on old Protestant hymns or Carter Family songs or variations of the blues form. What happens is, I’ll take a song and simply start playing it in my head. That’s the way I meditate.” “I wrote ‘Blowin’ in the Wind’ in 10 minutes, just put words to an old spiritual, probably something I learned from Carter Family records. That’s the folk music tradition – you use what has been handed down. ‘The Times They Are A-Changing’ is probably from an old Scottish folk Song.” "I'll be playing Bob Nolan's 'Tumbling Tumbleweeds,' for instance, in my head constantly -- while I'm driving a car or talking to a person or sitting around or whatever. People will think they are talking to me and I'm talking back, but I'm not. I'm listening to the song in my head. At a certain point, some of the words will change and I'll start writing a song.".......Bob Dylan

This case was never dismissed with prejudice

lets compare the facts with the verdict below for it is uncontested by Bob Dylan and or Bob Dylan's law firms Manatt, Phelps & Phillips ,Parcher Hayes & Snyder, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher and Hecker Brown and Sherry that Bob Dylan and people in Bob Dylan's entourage have solicited James Damiano's songs and music for over ten years.

Trailer 1
www.youtube.com/watch?v=0lb8ZJjmzQ8

Trailer 2
www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&NR=1&v=qRe-ZBozwac

Bob Dylan Refuses to Return James Damiano's Songs

On June 16th 2009 the following letter was sent to Bob Dylan's Attorney Orin Snyder written by James Damiano's Attorney in the Bob Dylan Damiano Plagiarism suit "Robert Church" regarding boxes of James Damiano's songs produced to Orin Snyder during discovery

There were approximately fifteen to twenty five boxes filled with anywhere from 200 to 400 finished and unfinished songs in each box (thirty five years of writing) that were never returned

Dear Mr. Snyder:

I have one other matter. Mr. Damiano informs me that Steven Kramer (James Damiano's lead attorney) had several boxes of songs delivered to Parcher & Hayes during the discovery phase of his case against Dylan. Mr. Kramer never made copies of the documents, since I am presuming he felt pressed to comply with an overdue discovery request. Mr. Damiano informs me that he has never had all the original songs returned to his possession, even though the case is over. If you don’t mind, please explain what you can recall about Mr. Damiano’s song production. Do you still have songs unaccounted for? Can they be returned?

Sincerely Robert Church

See last paragraph in Robert Church's letter below

www.jamesdamiano.yolasite.com

Bob Dylan's Stealing of James Damiano's Songs Now Mainstream

www.breitbart.com/Big-Hollywood/2010/04/28/FOLK-LIES--Joni-Mitchell-Outs-Bob-Dylan

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