Tommy Gilbert, the father of Eddie “Hot Stuff” Gilbert and head of his son’s estate, is suing WWE for using footage featuring his son.
TMZbroke the story, noting Gilbert isn’t trying to block use of the footage but wants to be compensated for it.
A WWE representative responded to the suit, stating the following to TMZ:
"Through the years, WWE has acquired the legal rights to library footage of various former wrestling organizations including Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW), World Championship Wrestling (WCW) and Mid-Southern Wrestling among many others. WWE has made substantial investments to acquire these copyrighted works and has the legal right to use them."
The rep adds, "Similar cases in the past have been unsuccessful, and we expect this case to be dismissed.”
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