Reports are emerging which suggest that the back catalogue of the late Michael Jackson has been stolen. It is believed that it has been stolen by hackers from the owners Sony Music.
There are more than 50,000 music files which have been illegally downloaded by the hackers. Some of this music has never been listened to and could be sold for high values according to reports.
Sony purchased the rights to this music in 2010 when they signed the biggest record deal in history with the family. It is believed that they paid £164 million in order to gain ownership of the back catalogue and some songs that had never been released previously.
Two me from the UK, James Marks aged twenty six from Daventry in Northamptonshire and James McCormick, aged twenty five from Blackpool, have been arrested in relation to the crime. Both individuals have denied charges under the Computer Misuse Act and the Copyright Designs and patents Act.
Sony is refusing to make a public statement relating to the crime and no further information has been released.
This is the latest case of Sony losing copyright material, just recently the lost the data of millions of their customers.