TMZ.com is featuring a story about Tommy Gilbert, father of the late Eddie Gilbert, filing a lawsuit against WWE over the use of his son’s image and likeness. The Gilbert family wants WWE to share in the profits – plus damages – over the use of Gilbert.
A representative from WWE issued the following statement.
“Through the years, WWE has acquired the legal rights to library footage of various former wrestling organizations including Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW), World Championship Wrestling (WCW) and Mid-Southern Wrestling among many others. WWE has made substantial investments to acquire these copyrighted works and has the legal right to use them. Similar cases in the past have been unsuccessful, and we expect this case to be dismissed.”