Second suit filed to stop addt'l distribution.
Following its victory over Purple Haze Records earlier this year, Seattle-based Experience Hendrix filed a second suit today (Sept. 12) to stop the marketing and sales of all unauthorized Jimi Hendrix recordings through the U.K. indie label.
In February, the High Court of Justice in London held Purple Haze and proprieter Lawrence Miller liable for infringing the rights of Experience Hendrix in recordings of the Jimi Hendrix Experience's 1969 Konserthuset performance in Stockholm.
The British court interpreted a 1989 law to protect the earlier Hendrix performances. In the United States, a federal District Court in New York last September held unconstitutional the federal anti-bootlegging law, which prohibits unauthorized recordings of artists' performances at live concerts. An appeal is pending.
Experience Hendrix, which is owned by members of the family of the late performer, owns and administers the rights to Hendrix recordings, songs and related properties.
"We shall continue to do all we can to rid the market of these, and any other, unauthorized inferior quality Jimi Hendrix recordings," said Experience Hendrix CEO Janie Hendrix in a statement.