Michael Jackson. (Photo: Getty/Gallo Images)
Jackson’s estate has hit out at American TV station ABC for a planned special
that will focus on his death.
believe the special to be another crass and unauthorised attempt to exploit the
life, music and image of Michael Jackson without respect for Michael’s legacy,
intellectual property rights or his children.”
estate further alleged that ABC is using a copyrighted silhouette and a photo
to promote the special, but stopped after demands from Jackson lawyers.
say they expect other intellectual property to be used without permission,
including music, photos and artwork.
to the backlash, ABC says their documentary on the King of Pop explores a
News’ documentary explores the life, career and legacy of Michael Jackson, who
remains of great interest to people worldwide,” the network says in a
his career, Michael sold an estimated 350 million records and collected 13