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Yoko wins?

Remember that whole Yoko Ono suit with John getting in a little puff-puff?

Well – I can’t believe it, but Yoko won the court case.

She is now able to stop it. I think this is wrong since she doesn’t actually have the rights to the footage. but hey, what do I know?

Ono insists she owns the rights, since she claimed she purchased the tapes from World Wide Video through a Florida man.

The case gets a bit confusing around this point, but World Wide Video claims the tapes were stolen and then sold to Ono illegally.

They then sued Ono for copyright infringement in a bid to publicly show them.

Joseph Doyle, the attorney for WWV said the case is still pending as the judge has yet to rule on several other aspects of the case. Doyle insists that the question of who owned the videotapes has not been resolved.

So who knows.  All I know is, she’s going to an awful lot of trouble to stop the showing of John as the hippy that everyone already knows he was.  That’s just weird.


Creative Commons License photo credit: Photos by Mavis

Yoko Ono is suing over some more John Lennon stuff.

Not exactly a surprise.  At least I don’t think so.

There’s some footage with Lennon smoking some weed, and writing music and talking about Nixon and LSD.  But she doesn’t want it going public, so she’s suing.

It gets better, though.

Yoko’s ex, Anthony Cox, is the one who taped it.

World Wide Video says that they paid over a million bucks for the footage, and they’ll use it, however they want.

According to court documents, World Wide said it bought 24 original videotapes and their copyrights in 2000 from Anthony Cox in 1969.

If they own it fair and square – she may not like it, but she’s gonna have to leave them alone.