Martin Shkreli Sued For Breaking Copyright Of Wu-Tang Clan Album -


Martin Shkreli Sued For Breaking Copyright Of Wu-Tang Clan Album

by Paul Cashmere on June 13, 2024

in News

Scumbag, disgraced pill lord and convicted felon Martin Shkreli is being sued for breaking copyright of the one-off Wu-Tang Clan album he once owned ‘Once Upon A Time In Shaolin’.

Shkreli paid $2 million for the sole copy of the album in 2015 but after being arrested for security fraud in 2017 and sentenced to seven years in jail, the album was confiscated as part of his assets.

The original sale forbids the album to be commercially exploited until the year 2109.

Shkreli violated the terms of the original sale by copying the album and playing it publicly.

In a new lawsuit filed by PleasrDAO, who bought the sole record in the asset sale for $4m, the current owners of the copyright allege Shkreli has broken the terms of the sale by creating a digital copy of the album and then live-streaming portions of the album to “thousands of people” on X promoted as “Wu tang official listening party”.

Shkreli’s company distributed drugs such as Daraprim for treatment for rare diseases. Under his management the company marked up the price of each pill from $1.50 to $30, making his millions for his greed.

‘Once Upon a Time in Shaolin’ is the most expensive album ever sold. A limited number of tracks will be played at Hobart’s Museum of Old and New Art from June 15 to 24, 2024.

Stay updated with your free daily music news email alert. Subscribe to Noise11 Music News here

Be the first to see’s newest interviews and special features on YOUTUBE and updated regularly. See things first SUBSCRIBE here: Noise11 on YouTube SUBSCRIBE

Related Posts

Billy Morgan of Smashing Pumpkins photo by Ros O'Gorman
The Smashing Pumpkins Announce New Album ‘Aghori Mhori Mei’

The Smashing Pumpkins next album ‘Aghori Mhori Mei’ will be released 2 August 2024.

6 hours ago
Rose Tattoo play Palms Melbourne on Friday 27 October 2017. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Rose Tattoo To Join Buckcherry for Perth Date

Rose Tattoo will now also play Perth with Rose Tattoo along with all other Australian dates.

10 hours ago
Jack White, Photo By Ros O'Gorman
Jack White Releases Surprise New Album

Jack White has surprise released a new album - by secretly giving copies to shoppers in his Third Man Records stores.

12 hours ago
Blur perform in Melbourne at Rod Laver Arena on Tuesday 28 July 2015. photo by Ros O'Gorman
‘blur To The End’ Trailer Released

Altitude have released a brand new clip from the highly-anticipated and acclaimed feature-length documentary blur: To The End. The clip shows the iconic British band performing their smash hit ‘Parklife’ alongside Phil Daniels, who discusses the song’s enduring appeal and place in British popular culture.

1 day ago
Andrew Farriss of INXS photo by Ros O'Gorman
Andrew Farriss Reveals His 2024 Something Strong Dates

Andrew Farriss will hit the road in October for shows right across the land from Brisbane to Perth.

1 day ago
Suede To Issue 30th Anniversary Edition of ‘Dog Star Man’

Suede released their second album in late 1994 and now three decades on, the record will be re-released with newly mastered tracks presented across a range of formats.

4 days ago
Tommy Emmanuel,, music news
Tommy Emmanuel To Award Guitar Scholarships

One of the world’s greatest guitarists, Australia’s Tommy Emmanuel, is offering under 25 year olds a four day guitar scholarship.

July 15, 2024