Appeals court Lynyrd Skynyrd film can be released

first_imgAppeals court: Lynyrd Skynyrd film can be released by The Associated Press Posted Oct 10, 2018 10:10 am PDT Last Updated Oct 10, 2018 at 10:40 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email FILE – This May 27, 2005 file photo shows members of Lynyrd Skynyard, lead singer Johnny Van Zant, center, guitarists Rickey Medlocke, left, and Gary Rossington performing in Nashville, Tenn. A New York federal appeals court says a new Lynyrd Skynyrd film, “Street Survivors: The True Story of the Lynyrd Skynyrd Plane Crash,” can be released despite a dispute over the band’s intentions. A lower court judge decided previously that the film violated a “blood oath” made by band members not to exploit the group’s name after the crash. (AP Photo/John Russell) center_img NEW YORK, N.Y. – A New York federal appeals court says a new Lynyrd Skynyrd film can be released despite a dispute over the band’s intentions.The case involves a movie called “Street Survivors: The True Story of the Lynyrd Skynyrd Plane Crash.”A lower court judge decided previously the film violated a “blood oath” made by bandmembers not to exploit the group’s name after a 1977 plane crash that killed its lead singer and songwriter, Ronnie Van Zant.The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reversed that decision Wednesday, letting the movie be distributed.A lawyer for the movie’s makers called the ruling “a victory for filmmakers, artists, journalists, readers, viewers and the marketplace of ideas.”The lawsuit was brought by Van Zant’s widow and others, including founding band member Allen Collins.last_img

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