Billboard advertiser Skywalker Outdoor Inc. is feeling the wrath of Lucasfilm’s legal department. The company had agreed in 2007 to stop using the name, but didn’t followed through.
Ah, China. Always the wild and wooly frontier of copyright infringement.
This time, some industrious souls are selling an eighth Harry Potter book: Harry Potter and the Chinese Empire.
They don’t limit themselves to just Harry, though. It also includes rip-offs from Lord of the Rings and many Chinese characters.
Lucasfilm filed suit today against High-Tech Magic, a Maryland company that makes unauthorized lightsaber replicas. After seeing the hideousness that is their website, I can’t say I blame them.