Universal Music Threatens Abba Tribute Bands
from the let-me-explain-the-word dept
Imitation may be the sincerest form of flattery, but it won’t stop Universal Music from sending their legal dogs after you. Reader Jamie points us to the news that Universal Music is threatening a bunch of Abba tribute bands for using the Abba name. Universal is claiming that people are “being misled” by the tribute bands — though, it’s not clear how many people actually go see a tribute band thinking it’s the real thing. Either way, the whole concept seems pretty silly. Here are these bands that are helping to promote the original music and the real band for Universal, and they’re trying to stop them.