Two British Men Are Charged With Stealing Michael Jackson’S Entire Back Catalogue
Two British men have been charged with stealing Michael Jackson's back catalogue from Sony. James Marks, 26, and James McCormick, 25 - who were accused of hacking into a confidential database and stealing Michael Jackson's entire back catalogue, along with more than 50,000 files from Sony Music - have now been officially charged but will not be facing trial until January 2013, reports The Irish Independent...
Last week Friday, the two men appeared at Leicester Crown Court and were charged under the Computer Misuse Act and the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act, charges which both men deny. You will recall that in 2010, Sony Music paid Michael Jackson's estate over $250 million for his back catalogue and the right to sell the pop legend's entire catalogue, as well as unreleased tracks.
A spokesman for Sony Music said: "We confirmed the breach last May and immediately took steps to secure the site and notify authorities. As a result, the two suspects were arrested. There was no consumer data involved in the incident."
Words: Shei Funmi (@SheiFunmi)
Online editing: Joseph 'JP' Patterson (@Jpizzledizzle)