Bob Marley's Family Wins $2 Million Legal Appeal Against T-shirt Company
Online vendors are flooded with shirts memorializing rockers like Kurt Cobain, Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison and Amy Winehouse, with much of that clothing produced without the authorization of the artists' estate. However, a 9th Circuit Court of Appeals decision could change all that after the court sided with Bob Marley's heirs regarding shirts bearing the image of the late reggae legend that were made without the estate's permission, the Hollywood Reporter writes.
In 2008, Marley's family, who had partnered with a merchandising company called Fifty-Six Hope Road Music, sued clothing makers A.V.E.L.A. for creating Marley shirts that featured the singer's image.