Fox News Sued For Interview With Michael Jackson’s Ex

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Offline DancingTheDream

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It really is becoming an MJ news day:

http://www.pollstar.com/blogs/news/arch ... 04529.aspx


Fox News Sued For Interview With Michael Jackson’s Ex

Posted on Friday January 8, 2010

The man who owns the copyright to a 2003 interview with Michael Jackson’s ex-wife Deborah Rowe has sued Fox News for copyright infringement.

 Former Jackson adviser F. Marc Schaffel filed the lawsuit in federal court Jan. 7, claiming that shortly after Jackson’s death last June, News Corp.-owned Fox News aired portions of the Schaffel-produced interview.

According to the Associated Press, Fox aired portions of the interview in 2003 in order to balance an interview considered damaging that ABC ran earlier in the year.

Schaffel owns the copyright for two tapes containing the interview, portions of which, aired in a 2003 special titled “Take Two: The Footage You Were Never Meant To See.” The interview aired on Fox News after ABC ran Martin Bashir’s interview with the King of Pop, which included a segment where Jackson talked about allowing kids to sleep in his bed at Neverland Ranch insisting nothing sexual ever happened.

The lawsuit also slams News Corp. owner Rupert Murdoch for accusing other media outlets of ripping off Fox News. Murdoch has publicly criticized Google’s News search, saying the company is profiting from searching News Corp.’s newspaper Web sites.

“Fox sanctimoniously operates unencumbered by the very copyright restrictions it seeks to impose on its competitors,” the lawsuit states.

The lawsuit also states Fox News claimed it had a “fair use” right to air the footage.

A Fox News spokesman said the company does not comment on pending litigation.

This isn’t the first time the footage has sparked a lawsuit. Schaffel sued Jackson in 2006 for payment for work producing the interview. Jackson countersued, and the suit ended in a split decision with the jury awarding Schaffel $900,000, while giving Jackson $200,000.
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Wow there is a ton of info being exposed on this day :shock:   What is the sgnificance of 1/8/10?????
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Don't cross his way, He's part of the plan
I am that child, but so are you
You've just forgotten, Just lost the clue.”

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Quote from: "hesouttamylife"
Wow there is a ton of info being exposed on this day :shock:   What is the sgnificance of 1/8/10?????

Exactly, I agree with you!

 8-)
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Well at least we know that 8 minus 1 is "7". :lol:   Somehow they just keep on being important.
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"Don't stop this child, He's the father of man
Don't cross his way, He's part of the plan
I am that child, but so are you
You've just forgotten, Just lost the clue.”

MJ "Magical Child"
Still Rocking my World…
   and leaving me Speechless!

“True goodbyes are the ones never said

Offline DancingTheDream

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It is Elvis birthday today.
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Offline hesouttamylife

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Is it?  Get out.  Hmmmmm.
« Last Edit: December 31, 1969, 07:00:00 PM by Guest »
"Don't stop this child, He's the father of man
Don't cross his way, He's part of the plan
I am that child, but so are you
You've just forgotten, Just lost the clue.”

MJ "Magical Child"
Still Rocking my World…
   and leaving me Speechless!

“True goodbyes are the ones never said

Offline steffmaster1

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michael taking over news when it should be elvis ha ha  :lol:  he always likes to be the best!! :D
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Offline lisap27

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there was stuff on SKY NEWS about him yesterday 2.. could be an interesting weekend!!  :shock:
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Offline AnnieIsNotOK

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Someone posted something about important dates few weeks ago...I think it was Maura,not sure though...Does anyone remember this 'cause I can't find that post...anyway was january 8th mentioned?
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maybe I become crazy  and I pushed too far but the 1-8-10 makes me think of 18-1-01 just reverse the digits of the month and year...   :)
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maybe I become crazy and I pushed too far but the 1-8-10 makes me think of 18-1-01 just reverse the digits of the month and year

Do you mean as  18th January 2010 ?
I was just thinking the same  :D
Everything is gonna be alright , even if you're crazy you're going to have a comrade just next to your padded cell(me :D )
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maybe I become crazy and I pushed too far but the 1-8-10 makes me think of 18-1-01 just reverse the digits of the month and year

Do you mean as  18th January 2010 ?
I was just thinking the same  :D
Everything is gonna be alright , even if you're crazy you're going to have a comrade just next to your padded cell(me :D )

 :lol:  :D

yes I meant January 18, 2010 exactly!! i'm not alone ouffff!! :P
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Offline DancingTheDream

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I think there is a connection with Fox that we are missing.
They are being sued.. and they also posted a story yesterday upsurping TMZ saying their police source was considering bigger charges.
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