CBS Sued Over 'Hawaii Five-O' Theme By Composer's Family

Hawaii Five-Oh may have to change its theme song. On Thursday, CBS was hit with a copyright infringement lawsuit from the children of the late Morton Stevens, a prolific, Emmy-award winning film and television score composer whose work includes the trumpet-and-drums opening to the CBS crime procedural. Stevens passed away in 1991, which according to a complaint filed in California federal court, was about six years before the renewal copyright term for the Hawaii Five-0 theme commenced.

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