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Lawsuit Targets Concert Promoter's Legacy

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Lawsuit Targets Concert Promoter's Legacy

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Lawsuit Targets Concert Promoter's Legacy

Lawsuit Targets Concert Promoter's Legacy

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Wolfgang's Vault is a Web site named for the late rock impresario Bill Graham, whose real name was Wolfgang Grajonca. It's home to his archives, and earlier this year it began streaming recordings from concerts Graham promoted, featuring such artists as The Who, Cream, Elvis Costello, Bob Dylan, James Taylor and The Sex Pistols.

But several bands have recently filed a lawsuit claiming that the site is guilty of copyright and trademark infringement, as well as violations of a federal anti-bootlegging act.

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