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Sony Confirms Michael Jackson’s Back Catalogue Has Been Stolen

Michael Jackson Sony Confirms Michael Jacksons Back Catalogue Has Been Stolen

Hackers have allegedly broken into Sony Records‘ musical files and stolen all of Michael Jackson‘s extensive back catalogue of never before heard recordings. The hack is reported to have come directly from Sony’s PlayStation Network.

This is not only detrimental to Jackson’s legacy but also to Sony’s pockets as the flagship label could stand to lose hundreds of millions in irrecoverable revenue.

Check out the full details concerning the latest scandal to rock Jackson’s estate after the jump and sound-off below.

According to Billboard:

“The theft took place in April last year when hackers attacked Sony’s PlayStation Network and stole the personal data of 77 million registered users. The simultaneous copying of over 50,000 music files was discovered by Sony several weeks later, says the Sunday Times, but has only now come to light.”

It’s safe to say everything the late ‘King of Pop’ recorded with Sony is at risk of finding its way illegally online. Sony confirmed to BBC that they paid well over $250 million for the iconic pop singer’s remaining songs.

On Friday March 2, James Marks and James McCormick appeared at Leicester crown court in connection with the security breach, however, both denied any wrongdoings on their parts under the Computer Misuse Act and the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act. Both men are expected to stand trial January 2013. Story developing.

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  • March 5, 2012 at 3:08 pm
    lol says:
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    Sony just want more money they dont care about Mj’s legacy

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  • March 5, 2012 at 3:09 pm
    Onyx says:
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    Bad bad news

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  • March 5, 2012 at 3:10 pm
    RDK says:
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    they better fix that,anyways i hear this rumors flying around,that nicki minaj and lady gaga have a collab song and it,s going to be on nicki,s new album PFRR,if so i will fined out momentarily.

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  • March 5, 2012 at 3:11 pm
    Spunkypoop says:
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    b******* SONY!!!

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  • March 5, 2012 at 3:16 pm
    Lax says:
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    Shameful, and a lie, would some one call the po, po?

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  • March 5, 2012 at 3:18 pm
    Lax says:
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    Sony is a Lie Wonder!

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  • March 5, 2012 at 3:33 pm
    @peculiar_facts says:
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    So this happened almost a year ago, but this is just being told to the public now – while the thieves have had a huge advanrage all along. Hopefully they will turn up, but a huge conglomerate like SONY needs to do better.

    @peculiar_facts

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  • March 5, 2012 at 3:41 pm
    trucie says:
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    Stolen my ass. Someone’s lying.

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  • March 5, 2012 at 5:01 pm
    Hung says:
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    f*** Sony they have enough money already, hopefully the hackers leak them all.

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  • March 5, 2012 at 5:04 pm
    JOSE says:
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    Sony=LIARS!!!!

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  • March 5, 2012 at 5:56 pm
    Mista Nixon says:
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    Good, they’ve already tarnished enough of his legacy with those bogus ass albums. Plus given Michaels disdain for Sony and tommy matola, as a fan I wouldn’t mind one bit if they showed up on the Internet. But I tell ya, this sounds real fishy to me!

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  • March 5, 2012 at 6:00 pm
    room319 says:
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    …and this information drops soon after the fake “Michael” voice revelation.

    Ain’t that about a b****.

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  • March 5, 2012 at 6:08 pm
    swagg says:
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    smdh is all i can do

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  • March 5, 2012 at 6:24 pm
    Ugh says:
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    This is some bull s***. How could they let that happen?

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  • March 5, 2012 at 6:28 pm
    JP says:
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    a shame this is happening to Michael…but Sony deserves this 120%. corporate deviants. what goes around comes around.

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  • March 5, 2012 at 6:34 pm
    BadGirl23 says:
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    @Room319, that’s Sony’s game. They love to distract folks. As a fan on one hand I’m like dang but on the other so the f** what, that’s payback for all the grief and ish they gave MJ when he was here.

    His kids will NEVER want for anything so it’s whatever, so for MJ I say F Sony!!!

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  • March 5, 2012 at 6:42 pm
    RocFlop says:
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    Sam
    Dont co-sign for Sony
    they are the biggest (one of the biggest) crooks in the Game

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  • March 5, 2012 at 7:26 pm
    123456 says:
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    the illuminati did him wrong but karma is a b****

    god sees everything

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  • March 5, 2012 at 9:09 pm
    KEVIN says:
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    f*** YOU SONY! WTF ARE YOU DOING !

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  • March 5, 2012 at 10:05 pm
    NE-YO*STAN says:
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    You’d think people would be more excited about this. Sony likely never had any intention of releasing that music. It’s better off in the hands of hackers.

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  • March 5, 2012 at 10:42 pm
    Tbozfan10 says:
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    SONY doesn’t need to make anymore money off of him anyway! He’s no longer here so they’d only be releasing the materiel to make their own pockets bigger!

    And as for the fool above who said something about “illuminati”, grow up for real. The tooth fairy and Santa Claus aren’t real, and neither is the illuminati.

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  • March 5, 2012 at 11:34 pm
    Greg says:
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    Remind me why this is bad new again?

    MJ wouldn’t have wanted the music released in the first place, but either Sony or the hackers will release it. I’d rather they all get leaked b/c Sony is f***** up for shamelessly trying to cash out on MJ’s trash, inadvertently spitting on his legacy

    #FUCKSONY

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  • March 6, 2012 at 6:01 am
    irene46 says:
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    i just have the feeling that this is just a scheme to halt further record sales to diminish his legacy as the biggest artist dead or alive. they’ve already tried it by claiming releases that were leaked before his death were not actually him. i smell a stinking rat.

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  • March 6, 2012 at 8:59 am
    Jasmine says:
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    This is definitely BS. They invested money to get the unreleased material. Now a decade later music sales have drastically dwindled so they come up with a theft to claim to get their money back through insurance.

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  • March 6, 2012 at 6:29 pm
    irene46 says:
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    so if jasmine’s claim is correct sony will get paid and there will be nothing added to mj’s sales total and no money added to his estate. smelling stinker all the time.

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  • March 9, 2012 at 12:37 pm
    slewis says:
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    If the theft occurred last April, why are we just finding out about it? They don’t have to look far for the person(s) responsible. SONY DID IT!!!!! They are a bunch of CROOKS!!!!

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  • March 26, 2012 at 10:53 pm
    honey says:
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    SONY’S HANDS ARE SOAKED W’ MICHAEL’S BLOOD!!! WHAT’S STEALING COMPARED TO MURDER??
    I HOPE THEY ALL DIE AGONIZING DEATHS – AND THEN ROT IN HELL! PIECES OF s***! TRIED TO ASSASSINATE MICHAEL’S CHARACTER (ALONG WITH THE MONEY-HUNGRY MEDIA)…THEN FINALLY ASSASINATED THE MAN HIMSELF. THEY ARE “DEVILS” JUST LIKE MJ SAID!! f*** SONY! AND AEG FOR THAT MATTER!

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  • March 26, 2012 at 11:05 pm
    honey says:
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    “MONEY. MONEY…LIE for IT. SPY for IT. KILL FOR IT. DIE for IT.
    So You say it’s trust, but I say it’s just in THE DEVIL’s GAME of GREED and LUST. THEY don’t care. THEY”D DO ME FOR THE MONEY. They don’t care. THEY USE ME FOR THE MONEY.” – MJ

    MJ was f****** on to THEM. DIE MOTHERFUCKERS!!

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