The company chosen to design the funeral programme for the Godfather of Soul, James Brown, is now selling reprints on eBay. In a written statement, the printer said “If the last thing they are going to get from [James Brown] is a program I thought they should get an authentic program and not a copy. Ebay is such an accessible medium that allows people all over the world to access the program if they want a copy.”
A representative of the funeral home who hired the printers said that he had not authorised the sales, and was waiting to hear from the Brown family on what action they wanted taken.
eBay has numerous copies of the programmes from Brown’s three memorial services for sale.