1This appeal involves only Corbis.
AUGUST 2, 2007
JAMES BROWN, THE NEW JAMES BROWN ) Appeal from the
ENTERPRISES, INC., and JESUS MUHAMMAD-ALI, ) Circuit Court of
) Cook County.
ACMI POP DIVISION, a Division of Conquest )
Operator Services Corporation, )
CONQUEST LONG DISTANCE, B&L LICENSE, )
INC., DOLLAR BILL WALLER, ZERO HOUR )
RECORDS, FRANK CICERO, d/b/a Globe Posters, ) Honorable
) Allen S. Goldberg,
Defendants-Appellants. ) Judge Presiding.
PRESIDING JUSTICE CAMPBELL delivered the opinion of the court:
This is an interlocutory appeal pursuant to Supreme Court Rule 308 (155 Ill. 2d R. 308).
Plaintiffs, singer and recording artist James Brown, The New James Brown Enterprises, Inc., and
Jesus Muhammad-Ali, filed a complaint against defendant, the Corbis Corporation (Corbis),1 a
company that licenses copyrights for stock photographs and images, seeking damages and other
relief in connection with Corbis's display of photographic images of James Brown on Corbis's
website. Corbis appeals from the trial court's denial of its motion to dismiss counts III and VI of
plaintiffs' amended complaint.