In November, the plaintiffs demanded that the organizers of the Zappanale be forced to pay a €250,000 penalty or be sent to jail for two years should the festival or the related “Arf-Society” refuse to comply.
Cut to the present:
The two sides now have some six weeks to come up with an out-of-court settlement. And the Zappa Family Trust may be willing to compromise. ZFT lawyers now say that the Zappanale can use the Zappa name if they brand the festival as “Zappa music and more.“
Zappa music — and more! Them lawyers sure know how to win a case. Our credit card spending at work, ladies and gentlemen.
I’ll just let Der Spiegel do the talking.
To loosely quote Woody Allen though, if I may: “If you need me, I’ll be in the back having an anger attack.”