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Started by Agaliarept on Dec 17, 2021 5:41:06 PM
Eric Clapton successfully sues 55-year-old German widow for listing bootleg CD on eBay for $11

A 55-year-old German widow – named in reports as Gabriele P. – has reportedly been mandated to pay for court costs for both herself and Eric Clapton, after the electric guitar player successfully sued her over the sale of a live bootleg CD on eBay.

According to the German newspaper Bild, the bootleg, Live USA, was purchased by the defendant's late husband at a department store more than 30 years ago. Gabriele then went on to list the album on eBay for €9.95 (~$11) in July, after which Clapton – citing the illegal nature of the album – sent the court an affidavit.

https://www.guitarworld.com/amp/news/eric-clapton-widow-bootleg-lawsuit

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Agaliarept - 17 Dec 2021 17:42:06 (#1 of 82)

Presumably Eric’s main concern is there may be some people out there who don’t know what a cnut he is.

LemonGrass - 17 Dec 2021 17:47:13 (#2 of 82)

Word.

CaptainBlack - 17 Dec 2021 17:54:50 (#3 of 82)

Racist one at that.

Arjuna - 17 Dec 2021 18:20:07 (#4 of 82)

Does he not like the Germans?

Atticus - 17 Dec 2021 18:21:19 (#5 of 82)

Not if they're a certain hue......

Atticus - 17 Dec 2021 18:23:35 (#6 of 82)

....and fuck me his original statement was far worse than I realised.

TommyDCMBR8 - 17 Dec 2021 18:25:31 (#7 of 82)

Wouldn't the normal process be just complaint/take down the offending listing?

How does it get straight to court? Is it some quirk of the German system in particular? Or are we only getting part of the story?

Assuming this is the Grand Pick release (dodgy Italian label that pumped out "unofficial releases" throughout the 80s and early 90s), there appears to be a copy on eBay UK just now.

Arjuna - 17 Dec 2021 18:27:26 (#8 of 82)

This explains it better

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2021/dec/17/eric-clapton-wins-legal-case-against-woman-selling-bootleg-live-cd-for-845

Arjuna - 17 Dec 2021 18:28:48 (#9 of 82)

I would be surprised if anyone would pay ten euros for an old Eric Clapton CD

PeacockinaPearTree - 17 Dec 2021 18:30:44 (#10 of 82)

I'm torn on this one, Clapton has a point here but generally he's an idiot.

Agaliarept - 17 Dec 2021 19:06:49 (#11 of 82)

Clapton has a point here

Of course he does. These laws protect up and coming musicians as well as the already filthy rich ones.

But Clappers made himself a figure of ridicule. It’s law we have to laugh at him every chance we get.

AdonisBlue - 17 Dec 2021 19:07:01 (#12 of 82)

I once met Eric Clapton whilst out fishing, chatting to him briefly about fishing and moved on, I had no idea who he was until a (guitarist) mate told me later.

That is my dull Eric Clapton story.

Delighted_User - 17 Dec 2021 19:17:41 (#13 of 82)

Your mate was lying. It was Dolly Parton.

popstar7 - 17 Dec 2021 19:21:13 (#14 of 82)

“I had a chat with some bloke fishing by the canal this morning”

“Oh, that’ll be Eric Clapton”.

“How d’you know that?”

“I’m a guitarist”

Agaliarept - 17 Dec 2021 19:38:22 (#15 of 82)

Muddy Waters surely?

AdonisBlue - 17 Dec 2021 19:50:25 (#16 of 82)

My guitarist mate was fishing with me about half a mile up the river Ouse and also spoke to him as he passed. By spoke I mean said 'ad much?' 'nah' which is all I said. It's a dull story.

browserbutton - 17 Dec 2021 19:54:46 (#17 of 82)

CLAPTON IS COD

AdonisBlue - 17 Dec 2021 19:58:42 (#18 of 82)

He was perched on stool when he grabbed my attenchion, I don't carp on about it etc etfookin boring cetra.

AlanII - 17 Dec 2021 19:58:50 (#19 of 82)

CLAPTON IS ODD

Stellata - 17 Dec 2021 20:04:41 (#20 of 82)

Know your plaice, German lady

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