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Copyright Trappings of New Media: Megamind Infringement Complaint References Facebook, Blogs and Filmmaker's Commentary in Alleging Accessibility and Copying
Posted on 20 May 2011 by Travis Burchart

Plaintiff Rogue Satellite Comics recently sued DreamWorks Animation for copyright infringement. Rogue owns the copyright to a comic character named "Kingfish" (© 1996). In its complaint, Rogue alleges that the Kingfish character was... Read More

Copyright Trappings of New Media: Megamind Infringement Complaint References Facebook, Blogs and Filmmaker's Commentary in Alleging Accessibility and Copying
Posted on 20 May 2011 by Travis Burchart

Plaintiff Rogue Satellite Comics recently sued DreamWorks Animation for copyright infringement. Rogue owns the copyright to a comic character named "Kingfish" (© 1996). In its complaint, Rogue alleges that the Kingfish character was... Read More

Scariest Moment in The Godfather: Horse Head in the Bed Scene vs. Recent Copyright Lawsuit against Mario Puzo’s Estate
Posted on 27 Feb 2012 by Travis Burchart

If you've never seen The Godfather , then you won't know the horse head scene. Basically, a character turns down a request from the Godfather, Don Corleone (Marlon Brando), and, as punishment, finds the head of his racehorse in his bed.... Read More

Louis Vuitton and The Hangover II: A Trademark Battle between Beauty and the Beast
Posted on 19 Jun 2012 by Travis Burchart

How come The Hangover II can't keep its grubby mitts out of IP law. Last year, the movie did a bit of copyright battle with Mike Tyson's tattoo artist . That makes a little sense; boxing, tattoos and hangovers might fit into some sort of loose... Read More

Scariest Moment in The Godfather: Horse Head in the Bed Scene vs. Recent Copyright Lawsuit against Mario Puzo’s Estate
Posted on 27 Feb 2012 by Travis Burchart

If you've never seen The Godfather , then you won't know the horse head scene. Basically, a character turns down a request from the Godfather, Don Corleone (Marlon Brando), and, as punishment, finds the head of his racehorse in his bed.... Read More