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Sony, Apple Sued for Blocking Lost Beatles Concert Documentary

Sunday, June 09, 2013

Ace Arts filed suit against Sony and Apple Thursday in an effort to get the two media giants' lawyers off its case and let it release a Beatles documentary.

The Beatles' first live U.S. concert -- February 11, 1964 in Washington, D.C. -- was set to be included in its entirety in the upcoming Screenvision documentary, “The Beatles: The Lost Concert.”

Apple Corps. has its own Beatles concert project in the works. "The Beatles Live!" will incorporate concert footage from band's tours in the 1960s submitted by professionals and fans.

Ace Arts is suing for the right to distribute its version, “The Beatles: The Lost Concert.” It claims “the company that funded, taped, and exhibited the D.C. Concert allowed the film of the concert (the ‘Tape’) to be transferred without copyright protection.”

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Source: The Wrap Covering Hollywood

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