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Bob Marley’s Ghost Arrives In Court

by | 20th, May 2014

Priests and clergy from the Ethiopian Orthodox Church lead a procession out of the National Arena in Kingston, Jamaica. during the state funeral for reggae musician Bob Marley, May 22, 1981. Marley died of cancer last week in a Miami hospital. (AP Photo/Ray Fairall) Ref #: PA.7509472  Date: 22/05/1981

ONE thing you can always rely on, with the music industry, is that someone is going to sue someone else, trying to stake a claim to a song, or music, they had no part in writing.

And people wonder why the music industry is on its arse.

This time, the High Court in London is hearing arguments in a copyright dispute over 13 songs by Bob Marley. You’ll know Bob Marley because, to 90% of the world, he’s the only human on Earth who ever recorded a reggae record.

The publisher Cayman Music is attempting to get back the rights to the songs. And there’s some big-hitters in there too, such as ‘No Woman, No Cry’, which will be earning someone a pretty penny.

Cayman Music claim that they weren’t included when they sold some of

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