Netflix is ​​suing the creators behind The Unofficial Bridgerton Musical after the show sold out completely

Netflix is ​​suing Abigail Barlow and Emily Beer, the duo behind them Unofficial Bridgerton Musical on copyright infringement, As I mentioned for the first time before Limit. The streaming giant filed a complaint in Washington, D.C. District Court just days after Barlow and Bear staged a live and sold-out show dedicated to them. BridgetonThe album is inspiring.

after, after BridgetonIn 2020, Barlow and Bear began creating music based on the Netflix original series and promoting the endeavor on TikTok, where it quickly gained popularity. When fans demanded more content, Barlow and Bear quickly had enough to create a 15-song album that went on to win a Grammy in April, a first for music originated on TikTok. On July 26, Barlow and Bear They had a concert At the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., it features live performances and music from the National Symphony Orchestra.

in her complaint he got it LimitNetflix claims that Barlow and Bear content “extends ‘fan imagination’ beyond breaking point” and is a “flagrant infringement of intellectual property rights”. despite of Praising the work of Barlow and Bear himself, Netflix claims to have repeatedly told the pair about it BridgetonInspired compositions “was not authorized. “

Netflix claims to stream Unofficial Bridgerton The performance was also not approved by the company, and Barlow and Bear “refused” to negotiate a license allowing them to distribute their album and hold live shows without issue.

Netflix states “Barlow & Bear lacks any license, consent, or authorization to exploit Bridgerton’s intellectual property in connection with the performance of the Kennedy Center.” “To the extent that Barlow & Bear has claimed that they believe they have such a license, approval or authorization – despite Netflix’s clear statements to the contrary – it has now been unequivocally rescinded.”

Netflix continues to claim that Barlow and Bear explicitly used a file Bridgeton brand during its show, and “attracted Bridgerton fans who would have attended the Bridgerton Experience,” Netflix affiliate Bridgeton– A themed event that takes place in six separate cities throughout the year. Barlow and Bear are currently planning to perform alongside the BBC Orchestra at the UK’s Royal Albert Hall this coming September.

“Netflix supports fan-generated content, but Barlow & Bear has taken these many steps further, seeking to create multiple revenue streams for themselves without official permission to use Bridgerton’s IP address. [intellectual property]“We have tried very hard to work with Barlow & Bear, but they have refused to cooperate. The creators, actors, writers, and crew have poured their hearts and souls into Bridgerton, and we are taking action to protect their rights.”

Julia Quinn, the author behind Bridgeton The book series says she was “flattered and happy” when Barlow and Bear initially started creating TikToks based on the concept. “There is a difference, however, between composing on TikTok and recording and performing for commercial gain,” Quinn says. “I hope Barlow & Bear, who shares my position as independent creative professionals, understand the need to protect the intellectual property of other professionals, including the characters and stories I created in Bridgerton’s novels over twenty years ago.”

Shonda Rhimes, Producer Bridgeton The Netflix series released a separate statement. “What started as a fun celebration by Barlow & Bear on social media has turned into a blatant takeover of intellectual property solely for the financial benefit of Barlow & Bear,” Rimes adds. “Just as Barlow & Bear did not allow others to allocate their IP address for profit, Netflix cannot stand idly by and allow Barlow & Bear to do the same with Bridgerton.”

Barlow and Bear did not respond immediately the edgeComment request.