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The late Jenni Rivera’s family are taking her her former manager to court over the rights to her life story. According to Radaronline, Rivera’s family have filed a federal lawsuit against her manager Laura Lucio. They claim Rocio believes she owns the copyrights to audio interviews and notes found on Rivera’s computer.
It’s almost two years since the death of the Mexican singer is a tragic plan crash, but the family and her manager are duking out ib court. The family says Lucio signed an agreement in 2007 to help Rivera write “Mi Vida Loca” but only if all copyrights would be owned by Rivera. The complaint goes on to say, “As part of the writing process, Jenni Rivera created various literary works and audio taped interviews about her personal and life experiences”
Lucio says that she never made any agreements and that any notes and recordings from a computer found in the wreckage after the plane crash belong to her and she even filed a lawsuit against Rivera’s family, requesting damages, for using documents and material she allegedly owns for a book about the late singer’s life. Now the Rivera family is counter-suing Rocio for allegedly self-publishing the book “My Crazy Life, Intimate Conversations With My Friend Jenni Rivera.”
I would assume her family owns the copyright to her documents?
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