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Copyright dispute after Jackson tribute concert.

A JUDGE has issued an injunction to stop a production company "exploiting" recordings of Cardiff's Michael Jackson tribute concert after a High Court copyright row.

Nicholas Strauss QC, sitting as deputy High Court judge, said the temporary order would prevent Iambic Media from "exploiting film and sound recordings" of the Michael Jackson Forever tribute concert, held at the Millennium Stadium in October last year.

The judge heard that a firm which financed the concert was in dispute with Iambic over copyright entitlement.

Finance firm Quickdraw claimed "all relevant rights" - an argument disputed by Iambic, the hearing in London was told.

The judge granted an injunction pending trial after concluding that the "balance of convenience" favoured Quickdraw.

Quickdraw had loaned money to event organiser Global Live Events, now in administration, said the judge in a written ruling.

Global Live Events had a concert budget of more than pounds 10m and commissioned Iambic to produce film and sound recordings, the court heard.

Quickdraw argued that Global Live Events owned copyright and said those rights had passed to Quickdraw.

Iambic argued that it was "entitled" to those rights.

Jackson died from a drug overdose in the US at the age of 50 in June 2009.


* Cee Lo Green performs at the Michael Jackson concert in Cardiff
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Publication:South Wales Echo (Cardiff, Wales)
Geographic Code:4EUUK
Date:Feb 10, 2012
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