Added on 23-Oct-2004
This is not a joke: Queen lost a law suit in Cologne, Germany because they failed to prove they are British and can file the law suit in Germany as EU citizens!Queen filed the law suit against a company that illegally licensed another company to publish a live recording of We Will Rock You from a 1977 concert in New York. Queen argued that the company has no right to give this license and asked for recompensation for lost revenues.
However, the law suit failed because Queen did not prove their nationality to the court. They provided some internet printouts describing the birth places of John Deacon, Brian May and Roger Taylor but the court did not accept these as a prove of nationality.
Here is the official press issue:
Posted by YourValentine on the notice board.