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Suit seeks Bullwinkle vid royalties

A composer who says he wrote incidental music for Rocky and Bullwinkle cartoons is seeking more than $ 3.1 million in royalties he says he is owed from the sale of six video collections issued last year.

Frank Comstock and Lode Music Co., a partnership of Comstock and Michael G. Goldsen, which allegedly own rights to the music, say they should get 8 cents per use of the music per cassette sold in the U.S. plus 10% of foreign gross as royalties.

Comstock says he wrote the music in 1959 as a freelance composer.

He also wants at least $ 75,000 because he says credit for the music was improperly given to Fred Steiner on the cassettes. The suits also seeks an injunction against further copyright infringement.

Defendants include Buena Vista Pictures Distribution Inc., Buena Vista Home Video, the Walt Disney Co., Jay Ward Prods. Inc. and Filmtel Intl. Corp.

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