Pa. Software Company Sues over Howard Stern's Web site

June 5, 2008 6:25:00 AM PDT
A software company has filed a copyright infringement lawsuit over technology used on Howard Stern's Web site. It enables characters to pop up and begin talking to the viewer. Live Face on Web LLC, an Internet-based service in the Philadelphia suburb of Southampton, filed the suit in federal court on Tuesday against Howard Stern Productions and others.

The lawsuit says Stern's Web site used the copyrighted technology, which enables a "walking and talking" personal host to pop up.

The suit seeks unspecified damages.

Messages left for Stern's agent were not immediately returned. There was no answer at several telephone listings for Howard Stern Productions.