October 4, 2015

From @THR: Is Jersey Boys a Copyright Infringement? Frankie Valli & Bob Gaudio Face Trial for Ripping Off Own Life Stories in JB!

October 4th, 2015


The Hollywood Reporter reports that a copyright infringement trial for Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, and producers of JERSEY BOYS in May 2016 in Nevada:

A journalist’s widow pursues an odd copyright case that’s four decades in the making.
There haven’t been many spectacles like the one coming soon to a Nevada federal courtroom. After a judge on Wednesday partially denied a summary judgment motion, the stage is now set for a jury trial where Frankie Valli and Bob Gaudio, two singers in The Four Seasons, will defend themselves against allegations that the musical Jersey Boys is a copyright infringement.

One might legitimately ask: How it is possible for any artist to be accused of stealing his or her own life story? This strange case provides the answer.

For full details, click HERE.

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