who owns a legacy?

crossing lawyers and intellectual property and family loyalty and public performance gets you some strange beasts. this case comes from al bawaba, deep in the heart of egypt.

Tahiya Karioka’s inheritors threaten Fifi Abdo with lawsuit

Inheritors’ of the late Egyptian belly dancer Tahiya Karioka threatened to file a lawsuit against prominent belly dancer Fifi Abdo if she went on with her project of making a television drama about the late dancer. The late dancer’s nephew Osama Husni Al-Jiddawi threatened Abdo that the heritage of his late aunt belongs to him and his family and no one could use the story without the inheritors’ permission.

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