Lawsuit Threatens Billboard Music Awards Performance

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Michael Jackson Hologram
LAWSUIT THREATENS BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS PERFORMANCE

5/16/2014  7.13AM PDT by TMZ STAFF




A hologram performance by Michael Jackson -- the main event at Sunday's Billboard Music Awards -- could be put to sleep before it even hits the stage ... thanks to a last-minute lawsuit.

Alki David -- who says he controls the rights to the hologram technology -- filed suit late Thursday against the Michael Jackson Estate, MJ's production company and Dick Clark Productions ... to stop them from showing a hologram of Michael using David's technology.

According to the suit -- obtained by TMZ -- a life-size, projected 3D image of Michael will showcase a never-before-released Jackson song, "Slave to the Rhythm."

The MJ spectacle is similar to the Tupac Shakur hologram at the 2012 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival ... which David claims was based on the same technology.

David says if Billboard goes ahead with the Jackson performance Sunday ... it will destroy his plans for a similar, high-profile holographic MJ performance. He wants a judge to stop it ... STAT.

Howard Weitzman, the lawyer for the MJ Estate, tells TMZ, "This is another Alki David stunt, no different than his claiming that Brandon Howard was Michael Jackson's son.  It is ludicrous ... and the show goes on."

Read more: http://www.tmz.com/2014/05/16/billboard-music-awards-alki-david-michael-jackson-hologram-lawsuit/#ixzz31u36h8Pj

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So,  is this "BAM" or more akin to "breath being given to the image" so that "the image could speak" (thus anti-"michael", not actual Michael?) :confused: 
« Last Edit: May 16, 2014, 10:55:10 PM by melody »

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So,  is this "BAM" or more akin to "breath being given to the image" so that "the image could speak" (thus anti-"michael", not actual Michael?) :confused:

This made me think about something.

Maybe THIS hologram performance is NOT from Michael's camp but from his ENEMIES?

And this effort to stop it IS from Michael's camp? Maybe the big show that this guy wants to do is the actual "BAM" (if a Bam is actually happening)?

Remember when TS (in sign #1) warned of a fake Ark? Maybe this hologram will be the fake MJ?

Catch what I'm trying to say?
« Last Edit: May 16, 2014, 11:39:38 PM by rswilley2011 »

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OR if they block the use of the hollergram, the MJ camp may decide to bring him back alive!  Seems more like a publicity stunt to draw more attention to the event.  One can never have too much controversy, can one?

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Michael Jackson Hologram
LAWSUIT THREATENS BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS PERFORMANCE

5/16/2014  7.13AM PDT by TMZ STAFF




A hologram performance by Michael Jackson -- the main event at Sunday's Billboard Music Awards -- could be put to sleep before it even hits the stage ... thanks to a last-minute lawsuit.

Alki David -- who says he controls the rights to the hologram technology -- filed suit late Thursday against the Michael Jackson Estate, MJ's production company and Dick Clark Productions ... to stop them from showing a hologram of Michael using David's technology.

According to the suit -- obtained by TMZ -- a life-size, projected 3D image of Michael will showcase a never-before-released Jackson song, "Slave to the Rhythm."

The MJ spectacle is similar to the Tupac Shakur hologram at the 2012 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival ... which David claims was based on the same technology.

David says if Billboard goes ahead with the Jackson performance Sunday ... it will destroy his plans for a similar, high-profile holographic MJ performance. He wants a judge to stop it ... STAT.

Howard Weitzman, the lawyer for the MJ Estate, tells TMZ, "This is another Alki David stunt, no different than his claiming that Brandon Howard was Michael Jackson's son.  It is ludicrous ... and the show goes on."

Read more: http://www.tmz.com/2014/05/16/billboard-music-awards-alki-david-michael-jackson-hologram-lawsuit/#ixzz31u36h8Pj

Alki David  :icon_geek:.....I knew that I know  :LolLolLolLol: that guy from another CONtroversy lol .....the DNA thing  :icon_rolleyes: .....what a piggery it was  :thjajaja121: :thjajaja121: :thjajaja121: !!!!



Keep them (the fans lol  :Crash:  :icon_rolleyes: ),under pressureeeeeeeeeeeeee lol  :omg: :thjajaja121: !!!

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OR if they block the use of the hollergram, the MJ camp may decide to bring him back alive!  Seems more like a publicity stunt to draw more attention to the event.  One can never have too much controversy, can one?

Gwynned ,are you a member on David Icke forum,just asking  :icon_question:  :icon_mrgreen: ??

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The hologram gets the go ahead from judge.
http://www.usnews.com/news/business/articles/2014/05/16/billboard-awards-defend-michael-jackson-hologram
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A federal judge ruled Friday that the Billboard Music Awards can use a hologram of deceased pop icon Michael Jackson at this weekend's show, rejecting efforts from tech companies seeking to block the digital performance.

Judge Kent Dawson said there wasn't enough evidence to show the planned 3-D image would violate patents held by Hologram USA Inc. and Musion Das Hologram Ltd.

The companies own rights to technology known for digitally resurrecting deceased rapper Tupac Shakur at the 2012 Coachella music festival.

"The court's decision is not surprising," attorney Howard Weitzman, who represented Jackson's estate and dick clark productions, wrote in an email. "The request to stop this extraordinary Michael Jackson event was ludicrous."

Plans to use the hologram during the show Sunday emerged with the lawsuit, but they weren't confirmed until the hearing Friday afternoon. Show producers had been promoting only a "history-making performance" at Las Vegas' MGM Grand Garden Arena that would promote the singer's latest posthumous album, "Xscape."

Hologram USA and Musion said in their emergency lawsuit Thursday that one of their products was being used without authorization by a competitor to create a segment that depicts Jackson performing a new song, "Slave to the Rhythm."

Dawson noted that the lawsuit didn't provide evidence that the company's patents were being used to create the Jackson hologram, and attorneys for the defendants said the techniques being used were in the public domain. Technology and visual tricks that can create holographic-type images have existed for decades, although the Shakur performance sparked more interest in creating realistic performances of dead celebrities.

Attorney Michael Feder, representing the show and Jackson estate, filed a response Friday, saying the holographic performance had been planned for months and was discussed with Alki David, who owns the rights to the technology that creates and projects lifelike images to appear alongside live performers through Hologram USA and Musion.

Plaintiff's attorney Ryan G. Baker said his clients were disappointed with the ruling, but the lawsuit will continue.

"It's only the very beginning of a case that will continue to be prosecuted by my clients, and ultimately they are confident that they will prevail and will recover all available damages for the defendants' infringing conduct," Baker said.

Hologram USA obtained the rights to the patents after the bankruptcy of Florida effects house Digital Domain, which created the Shakur image to wide acclaim two years ago.

The lawsuit also named John C. Textor, the chairman of Florida-based Pulse Entertainment Corp. who was the former head of Digital Domain. Pulse is accused of using the hologram techniques without a proper license. Textor said he could not comment publicly on the case.

The lawsuit names Atlanta-based Pulse Entertainment Inc. as a defendant. Spokesman Ken S. Johnson said the company was listed incorrectly because it had no connection the Billboard Music Awards.

In March, Hologram USA sued Cirque du Soleil and MGM Resorts International over its show, "Michael Jackson ONE" at Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino. The show features a performance by a digital rendition of Jackson, which the company also contends is an unlicensed use of its technology.

The case is being handled in a Los Angeles federal court. Cirque du Soleil and MGM Resorts have been granted an extension until May 23 to respond to the lawsuit.

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So,  is this "BAM" or more akin to "breath being given to the image" so that "the image could speak" (thus anti-"michael", not actual Michael?) :confused:

This made me think about something.

Maybe THIS hologram performance is NOT from Michael's camp but from his ENEMIES?

And this effort to stop it IS from Michael's camp? Maybe the big show that this guy wants to do is the actual "BAM" (if a Bam is actually happening)?

Remember when TS (in sign #1) warned of a fake Ark? Maybe this hologram will be the fake MJ?

Catch what I'm trying to say?
Interesting, coupled with Corey Feldman's Asension Millenium, makes ya wonder! Creative hands at work, or play.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=odoVmvyXTc4
« Last Edit: May 17, 2014, 06:40:27 AM by MJonmind »

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So apparently it can be used. Not a problem.

http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/wireStory/companies-sue-jackson-hologram-23752950

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"A federal judge ruled Friday that the Billboard Music Awards can use a hologram of deceased pop icon Michael Jackson at this weekend's show, rejecting efforts from tech companies seeking to block the digital performance."
You and I were never separate

It's just an illusion

Wrought by the magical lens of Perception



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We can see here the Billboard Music Awards


http://www.watchbbma2014.com/     :icon_cool:
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Thank you for the link!  :bearhug:

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We can see here the Billboard Music Awards


http://www.watchbbma2014.com/     :icon_cool:
Blankie, thanks for the link. Congrats on the new moderator (I just realized), I knew you would, I love you sis!  :bearhug:

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We can see here the Billboard Music Awards


http://www.watchbbma2014.com/     :icon_cool:
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Hi blankie!! thanks for the link! ... at what time here in italy? Love Patty :icon_bounce: :icon_bounce: :icon_bounce:
« Last Edit: May 18, 2014, 11:50:36 AM by mjptd »

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It will be 5.00 a.m (Monday May 19, 2014) in Italy since the BBMAs will be live broadcast at 8.00 p.m local time in Las Vegas and Italy is 9 hours ahead.
« Last Edit: May 18, 2014, 12:58:41 PM by sweetsunsetwithMJ »
I WANNA BE WHERE YOU ARE!!

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Thank you Sweet

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Thank you Sweet

Thanks Sweet !!!   :bearhug:

Here another link...  http://www.watchbbma2014.com/       it seems that the other does not work  :icon_rolleyes:
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