Netflix sues Unofficial Bridgerton Musical, based on its popular series Bridgeton. “Netflix” accused the producers of the play of copyright infringement after increasing viewership rates for their copy of the “Tik Tok” application.
Netflix sues Unofficial Bridgerton musical by TikTokers for copyright infringement
Netflix filed the complaint against Abigail Barlow and Emily Beer in federal court in Washington, three days after tickets sold out for the unofficial “Bridgerton Musical” show at the city’s Kennedy Center.
The defendants’ lawyer did not make any immediate comment, nor has he reviewed the complaint yet.
“Netflix” said that after “Bridgerton” was shown for the first time in December 2020, the defendants began publishing about the series on “Tik Tok”, with the number of followers reaching 2.4 million followers, including writing songs based on characters, scenes, dialogue, and plot.
The company stated that it had repeatedly warned the accused to stop, but they released an album titled (the unofficial Bridgeton Musical), which won a Grammy Award.
The lawsuit seeks to stop the alleged violations, as well as unspecified damages.