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September 23, 2021 2:15 PM
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Ex-Bungie composer Marty O'Donnell ordered to pay the studio nearly $100,000 in legal fees | PC Gamer

Ex-Bungie composer Marty O'Donnell ordered to pay the studio nearly $100,000 in legal fees | PC Gamer | Soundtrack | Scoop.it
Veteran Halo and Destiny composer Marty O'Donnell has been ordered to pay Bungie tens of thousands in legal fees after being found in contempt of court, Eurogamer reported earlier today.Fired from Bungie back in 2014 (an act he accuses of "Activision meddling"), O'Donnell was ordered to return all assets relating to his work on Destiny and Music of the Spheres (a Destiny concept album) back to the studio, and was prohibited from sharing or performing music from those scores. But starting in 2019, O'Donnell began sharing musical sketches, variations, and full compositions on YouTube and Bandcamp (where, notably, listeners could donate money towards the releases).In April, Bungie filed contempt of court papers against the composer, with a motion obtained by Eurogamer reading: "Mr. O'Donnell's very possession of such materials proves he did not comply with the order to return 'all material' to Bungie."
Deion J Shields's curator insight, January 21, 2022 4:37 PM
An article discussing the consequences of leaking an unreleased album or collection of songs even after termination of employment. Even with the evolution of technology and across different platforms, copyright laws and rules still apply. The article itself is just informational on a copyright infringement / contempt of court thing.
Jaquetta's curator insight, April 24, 2022 8:34 PM

In my opinion Bungie did the right thing by involving the courts in such a situation. This is why it is very important to know you laws. A lot of creative professionals lose out on money when you put things on the internet. 

 

I feel like this article is credible because it has currency authority objective and accuracy. This article was definitely a major informational resource for the audio industry because it will help future artist composers and companies to pick and choose there business accordingly.

 

 

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September 6, 2015 11:30 AM
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Fired composer of Destiny, Halo themes wins case against Bungie

Martin O'Donnell, the composer of the Halo theme and a cofounder of Bungie, has prevailed in his case against the studio following his abrupt dismissal in April 2014.
The ruling, by a...
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August 5, 2014 8:54 PM
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Destiny Composer Explains The Difficulties Of Gaming's Work-For-Hire - Cinema Blend

Destiny Composer Explains The Difficulties Of Gaming's Work-For-Hire - Cinema Blend | Soundtrack | Scoop.it
Cinema Blend Destiny Composer Explains The Difficulties Of Gaming's Work-For-Hire Cinema Blend The jobs landscape is in a pretty ruined state for some countries; finding work is becoming extremely difficult and maintaining a decent paying job is...
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April 19, 2014 9:28 AM
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Marty O'Donnell's Music Remains in Bungie's Upcoming Destiny- GameSpot

GameSpot Destiny development unaffected by Halo composer's firing GameSpot Any concerns fans may have about Destiny after Bungie fired composer Marty O'Donnell can be put to rest, as O'Donnell's departure will not have an effect on the game's...
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June 5, 2013 5:50 PM
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Bungie’s ‘Destiny’ PS4 and Xbox One soundtrack details revealed

Bungie’s ‘Destiny’ PS4 and Xbox One soundtrack details revealed | Soundtrack | Scoop.it
Several new details have been revealed in regards to the soundtrack for the upcoming multiplatform title, “Destiny,” which is slated for release on the PS4 and
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March 19, 2016 5:16 PM
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Fired Halo, Destiny Composer Addresses Bungie Lawsuit for First Time - IGN Unfiltered

Marty O'Donnell speaks out about his unexpected departure from Bungie after nearly 20 years as the studio's composer and audio director
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August 21, 2014 9:12 PM
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Bungie Forced to Return Founders Shares to Fired Composer - The Know

A court arbitrator has ruled that Bungie erred in attempting to strip ex-Halo composer Marty O'Donnell of his founder shares in the company when they fired him in April. News By: Ashley Jenkins...
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July 23, 2014 9:39 AM
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Fired 'Halo' Composer, Marty O'Donnell, Wins Settlement Over Unpaid Wages (Report)

Fired 'Halo' Composer, Marty O'Donnell, Wins Settlement Over Unpaid Wages (Report) | Soundtrack | Scoop.it
Renowned "Halo" music composer Marty O'Donnell has prevailed in his wrongful termination lawsuit against the president of Bungie, the or
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April 16, 2014 9:36 PM
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Halo Composer, Marty O'Donnell, Terminated “Without Cause” from Bungie - IGN

Halo Composer, Marty O'Donnell, Terminated “Without Cause” from Bungie - IGN | Soundtrack | Scoop.it
Bungie’s long-term in-house composer Martin O’Donnell sacked from studio.
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Sir Paul McCartney's Video Game Music Project is with Bungie - Side Mission

Sir Paul McCartney's Video Game Music Project is with Bungie - Side Mission | Soundtrack | Scoop.it
Side MissionSir Paul McCartney's Video Game Music Project is with BungieSide MissionIn an interview with Zeit back in January, Sir Paul McCartney let slip that he was working...Paul McCartney Writing Music for BungieExaminer.comPaul McCartney teams...
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