Jackson Memorabilia Dealer Slammed Over Copyright Claims

Law360, Los Angeles (July 23, 2012, 5:54 PM EDT) -- Attorneys for the executors of Michael Jackson's estate on Monday attacked an argument by a Jackson memorabilia seller that items he sold were protected from copyright claims because they were based on works for hire.

“There is not a shred of evidence of the existence of a work-for-hire agreement [or] that anyone other than Michael Jackson owned the copyright,” Zia Modabber, an attorney for Michael Jackson Co. and the executors of Jackson's estate, told U.S. District Judge Dean Pregerson at a hearing Monday. “You can’t just...
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