COPYRIGHT AND PERFORMERS’ RIGHTS
Record Labels, Artists
Following its victory over Purple Haze Records earlier this year, Seattle-based Experience Hendrix LLC filed a second suit (on September 12th 2005) to stop the marketing and sales of all unauthorized Jimi Hendrix recordings through the U.K. independent label. In February, the High Court of Justice in London held Purple Haze and proprietor Lawrence Miller liable for infringing the rights of Experience Hendrix in recordings of the Jimi Hendrix Experience’s 1969 Konserthuset performance in Stockholm as these breached the artists performers rights provided for under the Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988 (as amended in 1996 and as applied retrospectively).
See law updates July 2005 and June 2005 Experience Hendrix LLC v Purple Haze Record Ltd and Another