The Eagles Settle Bootleg Suit
Don Henley and Glenn Frey of the Eagles have settled their lawsuit against an alleged video bootlegger.
It all began last October 2014, when a man called Bill Shelley advertised a public screening of his private stash of unauthorized video from the band's 1976 tour.
The group's legal team hit him with a cease-and-desist order, and the showing at a Connecticut theater was cancelled. But in December, Henley and Frey went ahead and sued him anyway.
The New York Daily News reported the settlement last week, but didn't say when it took place, other than that it followed a contentious August court hearing. A permanent injunction was issued, barring Shelley from publicly airing audio recordings or showing video footage of the band or any of its individual members.
Shelley's attorney called the settlement confidential and wouldn't say how much, if any, money was involved or whether Shelley was forced to relinquish or destroy his archive.