Friday, August 31, 2007

Marley Family Announces Lawsuit Against Universal Music Group

August 31, 2007 – 2:18 pm

An interesting development has popped up just days after announcing that Verizon will be releasing Bob Marley ringtones and themes for a charge to their wireless customers. The family of the late reggae singer Bob Marley has announced that they will be sueing The Universal Music Group and Verizon Wireless for using the Bob Marley image and ringtones without their direct consent.

Universal Music group owns rights to the majority of Bob Marleys music as most of his hit songs were originally recorded though them. Universal states that they have yet to receive any suit from the Marley family and feels they are under no risk as all licensed content is in accordance with their long standing contract between the late Bob Marley and UMG.