Posted at 4:12 PM on February 10, 2009
by Jeff Horwich
Sounds like the heirs of reggae star and all-purpose icon Bob Marley are finally taking control of the licensing of his name, image, and catch-phrases.
Of course, it sounds like they intend to crack down on the fact that every Tom, Dick, and Moonbeam can slap Marley's face on a t-shirt or tapestry and make money without any royalties. Dorm rooms will never be the same.
But they've also got their eye on some new projects, namely Marley Lager and a line of organic coffee from the family's Jamaican plantation.
Because it's really about the social legacy.
Unfortunately, they're a few years too late to stop John Mayer from performing No Woman No Cry.