Popular Netflix Series, Bridgerton, Inspires Imitation, But Netflix Loses Its Patience with Fan Flattery

Popular Netflix Series, Bridgerton, Inspires Imitation, But Netflix Loses Its Patience with Fan Flattery

By Steven T. Lowe / November 9, 2022

Netflix released the wildly popular television series named Bridgerton in December of 2020, produced by the successful Shonda Rhimes. The show is set in the Regency era (1811 -1820) in the city of London and explores the romantic life of Daphne Bridgerton.  By 2021, the series was watched by 82 million households worldwide. Netflix owns…

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TV Series, “Servant” on Apple TV+ May Have Ripped Off Plot of “The Truth About Emanuel,” a 2013 Film Starring Jessica Biel

By Steven T. Lowe / May 3, 2022

On February 22, 2022, the Ninth Circuit reversed and remanded (i.e., sent the case back to the lower court for further proceedings) a lower court decision dismissing a suit between writer-director Francesca Gregorini (“Gregorini”) and Apple TV. Gregorini sued Apple for copyright infringement in January 2020, claiming that Apple stole multiple elements including important portions…

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Netflix Sued for Glorifying Suicide in its Series, “13 Reasons Why”

By Steven T. Lowe / December 2, 2021

On August 25, 2021, a proposed class action was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, by the father of a 16-year-old girl who committed suicide, claiming that Netflix’s show, “13 Reasons Why” caused hundreds of children to commit suicide and further caused psychological harm to thousands of vulnerable youths…

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