PARAMOUNT RELEASED FROM LIABILITY OVER IRON MAN IP SUIT

PARAMOUNT RELEASED FROM LIABILITY OVER IRON MAN IP SUIT

By Steven T. Lowe / June 12, 2018

On June 6, 2018, Paramount Pictures was dismissed from a copyright infringement suit that claimed they, along with Disney’s Marvel Entertainment and others involved in the making of Avenger films, copied designs in creating the armor used for Iron Man. Horizon Comic Production Inc. agreed to drop its claim against Paramount after U.S. District Judge…

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THE SHAPE OF WATER MAY BE FACING DEEP WATER

By Steven T. Lowe / June 12, 2018

On June 4, 2018, attorneys for David Zindel (son of Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paul Zindel) argued that Guillermo del Toro’s film “The Shape of Water” has “substantial similarities” to his father’s 1969 play “Let Me Hear You Whisper,” and that dismissing the suit was not justified. Zindel contends both stories, “The Shape of Water” and…

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“CARLTON DANCE” ALLEGEDLY STOLEN BY VIDEO GAME MAKERS

By Steven T. Lowe / January 2, 2018

On December 17, 2018, Alfonso Ribeiro, widely known as Carlton Banks from “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” filed a lawsuit in California federal court claiming video game makers, Epic Games and Take-Two Interactive, stole his choreography without permission, noting similarities between the famous “Carlton Dance” he created and moves performed by characters in two well-known…

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