The team that produced the unofficial “Bridgerton” musical finds themselves on the receiving end of an infringement case filed by streaming giant Netflix in Washington, DCUS District Court, reports Variety.
Abigail Barlow and Emily Byers, the songwriting team behind the project, initially developed the music on social media. 1 slot on the iTunes US pop charts and also won a Grammy in the Best category this year. music Theater Album.
According to Variety, Netflix alleged that it made “repeated objections” against the team as they planned to mount a live stage show of the project. “The Unofficial Bridgerton Musical Album Live in Concert” performed earlier this week at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, with ticket prices selling the venue up to $149.
The stage show reportedly included more than a dozen songs that contained dialogue, character traits, expressions and other elements of ‘Bridgeton’. Variety further reports that the streamer alleged that ‘The Unofficial Bridgerton Musical Album Live in Concert’ misrepresented viewers that it used the “Bridgeton” trademark “with permission”. Netflix also objected to the supposedly planned line of merchandise and the production’s upcoming tour dates.
written in netflix Statementaccessed by Variety: “Netflix supports fan-generated content, but Barlow & Byers took it several steps further by seeking to use ‘Bridgeton’ IPs to create multiple revenue streams for themselves without formal permission.” We have tried hard to work with Barlow & Byers, and they have refused to cooperate. The creators, cast, writers and crew have put their heart and soul into ‘Bridgeton’ and we are proud of their rights. Taking action to protect