Bob Marley’s family decks pirates in court
Bob Marley’s heirs, known as Fifty-Six Hope Road Music, has won a court case against a clothing company accused of using the late reggae star’s likeness on T-shirts without permission.
Following many years of battling with the firm, the family of the late musician won the case against A.V.E.L.A. and other businesses who illegally used the photographs of the singer on products sold at US retailers such as Target and Walmart.
According to The Guardian, “the recent win by Marley’s estate is the latest victory for musicians reclaiming control of their public image, following the recent lawsuit brought by Rihanna, which prevented Topshop from selling T-shirts displaying her image.”
– Ify Chiemeziem
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