Metallica States That 3D and 2D Video Acquisition Rumors is a Scam

METALLICA today announced that all announcements made on their behalf via Writers Group Film Corp. and their subsidiary Front Row Networks, Inc. are false. Writers Group issued a press release on March 22, 2011 announcing “the acquisition of several hours of unique METALLICA 3D & 2D concert video footage for distribution.”   Click HERE to check out the “press release” regarding the acquisition.

“METALLICA owns and controls its recorded performances and Creeping Death Music owns the vast majority of any music embodied in METALLICA recordings,” said the band’s attorney Peter Paterno. “Pretty much any legitimate business would have contacted us to see how METALLICA felt about it. Maybe these guys just forgot.”

“We are very happy to have bolstered the Writers Group Film Corp. stock price by using the METALLICA name,” quipped Marc Reiter from METALLICA’s management, Q Prime. “We only wish they would have told us sooner so we could have bought some.”

Neither Reiter nor Paterno indicated whether METALLICA would seek legal action against Writers Group.

METALLICA has taken legal action before against companies and businesses that the band felt was infringing on its creative property, most famously suing Napster more than a decade ago for allowing illegal downloading of the band’s songs.

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