Court filings did not indicate whether the streaming service had reached a settlement. Emily Bear When Abigail Barlow, musical creators. However, the pair had previously canceled performances of the musical at London’s Royal Albert Hall, which were scheduled to take place this week.
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netflix South of Julyalleging that Barlow and Bear infringed copyright by hosting a commercial stage show at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., and that the service claimed their conduct “far beyond its breaking point to become ‘fan fiction’.” We are procrastinating,” he said.
The pair rose to fame on TikTok when they started releasing songs based on the TV series. They eventually released a full-length album on Spotify.
Initially, Netflix praised Barlow and Bear on their social media accounts. It didn’t get in the way until the Kennedy Center show in July. The performance involved Broadway actors, according to the complaint. Ticket prices ranged from $29 to $149, and merchandise with the “Bridgerton” trademark was on sale.
Netflix vehemently disagreed, saying the performance crossed a line the streaming service had previously sought to establish with Barlow and Bear and their representatives. It claimed to have interfered with a unique “Bridgerton Experience” and caused confusion in the minds of “Bridgerton” fans.
“What started as a fun social media celebration by Barlow & Bear turned into a blatant take on intellectual property solely for Barlow & Bear’s financial gain,” said Shonda, creator of the show. Rhimes said in a statement at the time. Netflix cannot stand by and allow Barlow & Bear to do the same with Bridgerton.”
Barlow and Bear have not yet responded to the lawsuit in court. A response was scheduled for Thursday, but instead Netflix filed a rejection “with prejudice” on Friday. This means that the lawsuit cannot be refiled.
Neither Netflix nor representatives for Barlow and Bear responded to a request for comment Friday night.
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