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Monday, September 13, 2010

Reggae legend Bob Marley's Family has Lost a Lawsuit Seeking Ownership of his Most Famous Tracks

Bob Marley's family has lost a lawsuit seeking the copyrights to several of the late Jamaican reggae singer's best-known recordings.
US District Judge Denise Cote said the recordings unit of th Universal Music Group is the rightful owner of copyrights to five albums that Marley recorded between 1973 and 1977 for Island Records.
The albums Catch A Fire, Burnin', Natty Dread, Rastaman Vibrations and Exodus were recorded with Marley's band The Wailers.
They include some of Marley's best-known songs, including Get Up, Stand Up, I Shot The Sheriff, No Woman, No Cry and One Love.
Marley died of cancer in 1981 at age 36.
This ruling is a defeat for Marley's widow Rita and nine children who had sought to recover millions of dollars in damages over UMG's effort to "exploit" what they called "the quintessential Bob Marley sound recordings."
L Peter Parcher and Peter Shukat, who are lawyers for the family, did not immediately return calls seeking comment.
UMG spokesman Peter LoFrumento said the company is pleased with the ruling.

8 comments:

  1. You MUST be kidding me? This is the most STUPID thing I have EVER heard. STUPID thieves, give back Bob to his family you idiots!!!

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  2. NorthsideRasta@Blogger.comSeptember 14, 2010 at 1:20 AM

    Parasites,vampires, & backbiters
    your day of reckoning will be soon for this theft against the Marleys...bumbaklaats beware!!!!!!

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  3. LET THE MARLEYS PROSPER,ALSO
    CHECK OUT THE NEW JAMAICAN "PROSPER RIDDIM" & JOIN GROUP. THANKS

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  4. LET THE MARLEYS PROSPER,ALSO
    CHECK OUT THE NEW JAMAICAN "PROSPER RIDDIM" & JOIN GROUP. THANKS




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  5. marley's nuh worry Jah will rise up ,

    "no wi nah give up even though time so hard
    that y wi put wi trust in the Lord of Lords
    according to your works u goin' to get your reward" - Juice feat. principle [Jah will rise you up]

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  6. GOOOD the Marley's are criminals. They wont give Aston Barret a Dime for Him and his brothers contributions to making Bob the KING of reggae. They deserve it. Karma Sucks, don't it??? Damian is the only one with any Juice left anyway.

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  7. Stupid thieves indeed...Hah!

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  8. yea jah naah sleep the family line is not like bob they,re of the reptillian blood line dem nuh exist in the book dem nuh love rastafari

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