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Telluride: Aretha Franklin wins injunction against film festival screening

Telluride: Aretha Franklin wins injunction against film festival screening

A long-lost documentary of a 1972 Aretha Franklin concert in Los Angeles has become the subject of a legal dispute, with the singer filing for an injunction against it screening at the Telluride Film Festival on Friday. Festival organizers initially said they aimed to move forward with the screening, but later in the day the judge issued a temporary restraining order and blocked the screening. “Ms. Franklin has a federal statutory right to protect her concert footage from being broadcast or distributed without her permission," Colorado District Judge John Kane wrote in his ruling. "A film that essentially recreates the entire concert experience is not fair use of this...

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