Michael Jackson Estate Sues ABC Over 'Mediocre' Documentary Special
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2018-05-31 17:16:46 UTC

Last week, just hours before it debuted, news broke that the Michael Jackson
estate was not happy with a two-hour ABC special dedicated to the King of Pop’s
final moments. MJ’s estate claimed that the documentary, The Last Days of
Michael Jackson, was in no way “sponsored or approved” by the late star’s family
and described the project as “exploitative.”

On Wednesday, they went ahead and sued ABC, along with its parent company
Disney, citing improper use of Jackson’s songs (“Billie Jean,” “Bad,”) videos
(“Thriller,” “Black and White,”) and movies (Michael Jackson’s This Is It and
Michael Jackson’s Journey From Motown to Off The Wall), Associated Press

According to AP, the lawsuit dismisses any inherent value in the doc and refers
to the special as “a mediocre look back at Michael Jackson’s life and
entertainment career”:

The lawsuit alleges at least 30 violations and seeks unspecified damages and an
injunction against further use of the estate’s intellectual property.

It frequently cites Disney’s aggressive defense of its own copyrights and its
normally narrow view of “fair use,” the doctrine in copyright law that says
short excerpts can be used for news, criticism and research.

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

go Warriors
2018-05-31 17:28:17 UTC
The Jackson family are greedy swine.