Jackson Estate Scores Victory Over Bogus Heal The World Website

The executors of MICHAEL JACKSON's estate have won an injunction against the founder of a bogus Heal the World Foundation website who used the name of the late star's defunct charity to promote unofficial merchandise.
Jackson's estate executors sued the owners of the foundation for copyright infringement last year (09), claiming they had misled consumers into giving donations.
A Federal judge issued a preliminary injunction against foundation president Melissa Johnson on Monday (26Apr10), ruling she had set up the site to "convey to consumers a false affiliation with Michael Jackson".
According to TMZ.com, Johnson attempted to register at least 40 trademarks with a direct connection to the hitmaker, who founded his charitable Heal the World Foundation in 1992. The charity was inspired by his single of the same name. Jackson's foundation later dissolved.
Johnson is required to stop "exploiting Michael Jackson's name, image and likeness" as part of the court order.


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MICHAEL was trashed while alive and now all kinds of people want to profit from his name,the same name they hated.Shame on you all.How i wish each day that the good LORD could bring him back.One thing i know,MICHAEL will always be in my heart.Sleep well ANGEL.
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For once I got to admit that I don't know anything about this article, but I know something about the executors for the estate!Maybe the estate is just milking more money out to the conspiracy who killed our beloved Michael!ONE THING I DO KNOW IS:Michael IS NOT!! sitting looking down at us and smile!HE'S CRYING!!! because about 99,9% of his (fans??), are letting him down, are blind, and are turning theirs backs to the facts!!WHY??? ARE YOU DOING THIS TO MICHAEL??? WHY ARE YOU SO IGNORANT???This stupid cirque you are so thrilled about has a producer named John Branca! John Branca has been stealing Michaels money for many years!Michael FOUND OUT, and fired him in 2003, AND BRANCA WAS NEVER!! REHIRED BY MICHAEL!!Michael said: I WILL NEVER HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH HIM ANYMORE, I DON'T!! TRUST HIM!!Branca said: I was rehired by Michael about 3 days before he died to be executor for the estate! IT'S A LIE!!Michael NEVER rehired Branca!! HE HATED HIM!!Branca has ONE thing in his mind about Cirque de Solei! MONEY, HUGE MONEY!!And DON'T think he's doing this for Michaels children! HE'S DOING IT FOR HIMSELF AND FOR THE CONSPIRACY WHO KILLED MICHAEL!! He's a DECEIVER, a big one!! DIDN'T YOU KNOW PEOPLE OUT THERE?? And poor Katherine. She lost her beloved son, and besides this, she can't fight for justice about the estate, (something is very wrong about the estate as well), because she has to watch her mouth because she got the custody for Michaels lovely children. The FALSH executors for the estate might use her talk if she should begin speaking in a wrong way and harm the children.WILL YOU PLEASE PLEASE, AND FIGHT FOR MICHAEL AND HIS CHILDRENS JUSTICE BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE?? I'M BEGGING YOU!!IF YOU CARE ABOUT MICHAEL, HELP HIM!!! HELP HIS CHILDREN!!!I cry too for Michael many times during the day.. I cry because this amazing, beautiful man is so LONELY!! It's breaking my heart! It's breaking my heart because nearly everybody are so ignorant!! DON'T YOU CARE ABOUT MICHAEL?? OR DON'T YOU CARE ABOUT THE TRUTH?? OR BOTH?? I don't understand you out there!PS: We, the true fans want to have John Branca investigated. If you would like to help, go to Google, type John Branca and you will see we do have a petiton going on. HELP MICHAEL!!Lisbeth, Sweden
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this is a thorny issue and I am sure MJ's estate reared their ugly lawyer heads on this one..... Not sure what Melissa's intentions truly were . What right is right however will they do the same to fan sites???? hmmmm.....something to ponder.
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What is the truth anymore????????????Who is really the conspirators???????How do people find the truth?????????anyone can say what they want, the only ones who know the truth are the ones who have followed MICHAEL JACKSON since he first came on television and have kept a close watch..........that's over 40 years ago..............People who truly know Michael and truly LOVE him know the truth.......People are going quite surprise when the whole truth comes out, meanwhile, those of us who truly are FOR MICHAEL ALL THE WAY must stand by and know what we must do!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!at the present that is all that can be said............Carry on!!!!!!!
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MICHAEL JACKSON the one and only, MICHAEL JACKSON, no one can replace MICHAEL JACKSON, no one can even try to get close to MICHAEL JACKSON the superior entertainer in the whole world, MICHAEL JACKSON....
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