DAILY TRANSRACIAL: Bob Marley

437px-bob_marley_4-1 Legendary rasta man and reggae singer Bob Marley — the son of a Scottish-Jamaican papa and Afro-Jamaican mama — is apparently getting little respect. Unlike numerous musical icons such as Elvis and John Lennon, Marley’s estate is not protected under adequate copyright — resulting in some $600 million in bootleg Marley merchandise produced each year. Now Marley’s heirs — including his 11 kids — are fighting back, forming a new House of Marley venture with $20 million in seed capital to return their father’s legacy to their rightful control. The hope is to formalize the production of Marley-branded gear and steer it away from the black and grey markets. Some analysts predict the new venture could reap up to $1 billion each year.
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