A documentary featuring the first-ever American concert of ‘The Beatles’ is banned from release because of copyright infringement issues.
“The Beatles: The Lost Concert” had been expected to open for a defined run in US theaters in 2012.
Superiors of Sony and Fab Four’s label, Apple Corps, holds controversy over Ace Arts motion picture’s delivery as it consists of classical clips from the band’s remarkable Washington, DC concert back in February 1964; after Paul McCartney, John Lennon, Ringo Starr and George Harrison executed records such as “She Loves You” and “Twist and Shout”.
The complainants won a court injunction to freeze screenings and a British jurisdiction administered in their behalf, stating the documentary disrupted eight of the twelve songs highlighted in the concert under Sony’s music copyrights.
Likewise, the film was incorporated with interviews of legendary rock and roll guitarist, Chuck Berry and Aerosmith’s lead singer, Steven Tyler and lead guitarist, Joe Perry. The 1964 performance took place two days after The Beatles were legitimately make known to US audiences within a slot of “The Ed Sullivan Show”.
“The best thing content owners can do is continually monitor the marketplace, equip themselves with intelligence tools and leverage data and application protection techniques to fight piracy head on.” Mike Hine, Deputy Editor of Infosecurity magazine, said.