23
Mar/05

Hellhound Copyright Lawyer On My Trail


The March 22, 2005 Wall Street Journal (sub only) reports on the disputatious proceedings involving the Estate of Robert Johnson, famed bluesman, concerning, among others, his illegitimate son, his half-sisters and the blues historian who obtained assignment of the rights to the only known photographs of Mr. Johnson, then purportedly reneged on his agreement to share the proceeds from use and publication of the photographs, which his company copyrighted.

Delta Haze Corporation claim of copyright ownership in photographs here:

Court decision confirming paternity of Claud Johnson (and containing some amusing testimony re: Robert Johnson and Claud’s mother’s coitus) here.

Lyrics to “Love in Vain” here.

 

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