Tittenhurst Park

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3 Days in the Life: stays in archive

Yoko Ono wins rights to footage

Yoko Ono has won a lawsuit against a group of collectors who disputed her rights to movie footage capturing intimate moments of the former Beatles legend.
A federal court in the northeastern city of Boston, Massachusetts last week ruled that Yoko Ono was the rightful copyright holder, according to her lawyer Jonathan Albano.
However he declined to say whether Ono would publicly release the documentary tapes, which includes scenes of Lennon smoking marijuana and composing.
"Our client is very happy in winning the case," Albano said.
The lawsuit dated back to last year, when World Wide Video, a consortium of collectors of Beatles memorabilia based in Massachusetts, filed a lawsuit against Ono for blocking a screening of a two-hour documentary it produced culling the rare footage.
The company had planned to show the film, titled "3 Days in the Life," in 2007, billing it as "a most intimate and no-holds-barred" look at Lennon's private life with his family and friends.
On the tapes, Lennon, who died in 1980, is also seen joking about lacing former president Richard Nixon's tea with the hallucinogenic drug LSD and composing songs like his own "Remember" and the Beatles' "Mind Games."
World Wide Video claimed it had bought the rights to the footage from Ono's previous husband, Anthony Cox, in 1970.
"Our film allows a new generation to share with those who lived through those times, a deep and penetrating look at the many sides of the man who set new standards in art, music, fashion and politics," World Wide Video executive producer Ray Thomas said in filing the lawsuit.

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