Music Mondays – ABC sued by Michael Jackson’s estate for music copyright infringement

Michael Jackson’s estate sued ABC on Wednesday, arguing that a special the network aired last week about the pop singer’s final days used his songs and music videos without permission.

The copyright infringement lawsuit, which also names ABC’s corporate parent Walt Disney Co. as a defendant, was filed in Los Angeles federal court and took aim at “The Last Days of Michael Jackson,” a two-hour show broadcast on May 24.

The lawsuit seeks unspecified damages.

“Like Disney, the lifeblood of the estate’s business is its intellectual property,” the complaint said. “Yet for some reason, Disney decided it could just use the estate’s most valuable intellectual property for free.”

Representatives for ABC and Disney did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

– Excerpt from an article written by Reuters. Find the full article here

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