Michael Jackson memorabilia site shut down
August 13 , 2012
A Canadian businessman has been banned from selling Michael Jackson memorabilia and using the singer's name online, after a U.S. court ruled he was guilty of copyright infringement.
District Judge Dean Pregerson granted an injunction prohibiting Howard Mann from using his sites including MJgives.com and michaeljacksonsecretvault.com.
The sites featured video clips of the late singer as well as art from This Is It.
Jackson's estate, which holds the copyright to his image and music for the benefit of the singer's mother Katherine and his three children, sued Mann over copyright.
A further court hearing in September will decide how much Mann will pay in damages to the Jackson estate.