Talking Blues – Bob Marley’s heirs threaten legal action against Israeli
warning letter to Aryeh Eldad, an Isreali physician and politician,
threatening legal action over the unauthorised use of the song Iron Lion
team said the song’s lyrics were used for propaganda purposes
Hadassah Medical centre in Jerusalem as well as the leader of Hatikva,
one of the three parties that make up the National Union faction in
warning letter, showed Eldad with his grandchildren while Marley’s song
plays in the background. Added to the words of the Marley’s song were
the following phrases that Eldad allegedly use to promote his political
if you are against the Arab occupation, say ‘Amen’. Just one hope on
the right (wing), Yes.”
owns the rights to the 1992 hit, Eldad’s parliamentary aides were
instructed to removed the video from the Internet.
extreme, overt and insulting political use of the late Mr Marley’s
creation and legacy, which, putting it mildly, humiliates him and his
efforts,” said Amit Karmon, a lawyer who works with the Media Man group.
Media Man is the company that represents Universal Music in Israel.
wife/manager of Marley’s son, Ziggy — said that they (Marley heirs) must
“sue without exception” anyone who creates unauthorised product of Bob
Marley. Orly is a native of Israel.
not feel threatened”, and that the legal action is petty in light of
today’s Internet reality.