Tech companies sue over Michael Jackson hologram

Tech companies sue over Michael Jackson hologram

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LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 30: Muscian Michael Jackson talks to his fans on stage at his 45th birthday party tribute concert held at the Orpheum Theatre on August 30 2003 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

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Posted on May 16, 2014 at 5:27 PM

Updated Friday, May 16 at 5:27 PM

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Lawyers for Michael Jackson's estate and the producers of Sunday's Billboard Music Awards say blocking a planned Michael Jackson hologram performance would cause them irreparable harm.
   
The statement is included in an opposition to an injunction request by companies that own patents to a product that was used to digitally resurrect rapper Tupac Shakur for a 2012 performance.
   
The filing by attorney Michael Feder states the Jackson performance has been planned for months and has been known to businessman David Alki, who owns the companies that are suing Jackson's estate and the show's producers.
   
Feder's opposition was filed moments before a federal judge in Las Vegas was scheduled to consider a request for an injunction filed by Hologram USA and Musion Das Hologram Ltd.

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