The mayor of a town in south-eastern Turkey named Batman is suing!
November 12th, 2008 by Yav · No Comments
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It’s been long enough that fandom has almost forgotten about the Harry Potter Lexicon court case, but the verdict is in… And it’s for Rowling! Once again, I recommend keeping an eye on Cleolinda’s Fandom Wank post for the continuing story.
July 31st, 2008 by Dunc · No Comments
Lucasfilm has won their British copyright infringement case against Shepperton Design Studios. A High Court judge affirmed that LFL is indeed the rightful owner of the stormtrooper costume designs and that Andrew Ainsworth’s company infringed by selling unlicensed reproductions of the iconic armor. No damages are mentioned in the UK case, but LFL may choose to pursue an appeal under UK industrial design law.
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The Hollywood Reporter reports that it’s tough to say how the whole Harry Potter Lexicon case will go because fair use is complicated. No, really?
The U.S. news program 20/20 will air a special featuring a behind-the-scenes look at the life of J.K. Rowling in November.
Speaking of Radcliffe, his latest film My Boy Jack aired on PBS’ Masterpiece last weekend. Yes, it might have been more convenient if we told you about this before it aired, but it will probably be repeated throughout the week. In this article, Radcliffe and co-star Kim Cattrall (also known as Samantha on Sex and the City) discuss growing up, Harry Potter and, you guessed it, sex (in the city, anyway).
April 24th, 2008 by Dunc · No Comments
Arwel Wynne Jones, the man who attacked the head of the Jedi Church in a Vader mask, showed up in court for a hearing, but hasn’t bothered to show up for the actual case. The judge has issued a warrant for his arrest.
April 22nd, 2008 by Dunc · No Comments
The BBC has a report from Holyhead magistrates court, including details about the man who attacked the head of the ‘Jedi Church.’
April 21st, 2008 by Dunc · 1 Comment
Great White Snark counts down the Top Five Most Ridiculous Legal Disputes Involving Lucasfilm, from Digg to Ronald Reagan.
Bonus: Death Star wedding cake.