Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James, Maverick Carter and rapper Drake have been sued for $10 million. Black snow Documentary film.
The film is about a segregated hockey league called the Colored Hockey League. Billy Hunter, former head of the National Basketball Players Association, has said it retains legal rights to the CHL.
Hunter’s attorney, Larry Hatcher, released this statement: “The defendants are LeBron James, Drake and Maverick Carter. [LeBron’s business partner] Being internationally known and popular in the fields of basketball and music does not give them the right to steal other people’s intellectual property.
Hunter believes LeBron James and Drake went behind his back, signs deal with writers Black snow To prepare their own hockey documentary.
By the sounds of it, the four-time MVP and rapper didn’t have a license. But Hunter still has to prove he owns the CHL rights.
LeBron James, Drake Sue For $10 Million Over ‘Black Ice’ Documentary
Daryl Fausti, one of the book’s authors, told TMZ he believes the lawsuit is “unwarranted and reckless.”
Hunter said he already had an agreement with the authors. Black Ice: The Lost Story of the Maritimes Colored Hockey League, 1895–1925.
Hunter paid George and Daryl Fosty, the authors, a combined $265,000 to secure the legal rights to the distributed hockey league. However, the writers had contracts with LeBron James and Drake.
Furthermore, in the authors’ defense, they explained that a film is different from a documentary. Therefore, the agreement was never violated. Indeed, Hunter said the response was “absurd and made in bad faith.”
In addition to seeking $10 million in the lawsuit, Hunter also wants a cut of the documentary’s earnings. It seems that everyone was fine with this product Black snow Except for Hunter.
He feels betrayed. If he can prove his case, no one can blame him for making a case. Intellectual property theft is common these days. Copyright laws exist for that reason, needless to say.
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