Fela Biographer Hits Broadway Show With $5M Suit

Law360, New York (November 9, 2010, 12:49 PM EST) -- Fela Kuti’s biographer is trying to drop the curtains on the popular Broadway musical about the late Afrobeat icon, claiming producers used his book to create the play and owe $5 million for copyright infringement.

The complaint, lodged Monday in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, alleges that the defendants offered $4,000 for stage rights to Carlos Moore’s book and usurped the material when the author rejected the paltry proposal.

Knowing that Moore owned stage rights to the book as Kuti’s...
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