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Clive Barker, the writer, and director of Hellraiser (1987), successfully won the franchise’s rights to the U.S. market back under the Copyright Act of 1976’s termination provision. The provision allows authors to recapture rights from publishers after “waiting a prescribed period (usually 35 years for newer works) and sending a notice within a five-year window.”...
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Dr. Dre and Nicole Young are going through divorce proceedings. Nicole Young has claimed that she has a legal and financial right to her former husband’s stage name and classic album, The Chronic since Dre never trademarked his stage name until after the two married. Dr. Dre’s legal team is fighting back, stating that the rapper started using his...
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Jeffrey Scott, a veteran TV screenwriter who wrote for the original Muppet Babies series in 1983, is suing Dismisappropriatedght infringement, breach of contract, and fraud, all stemming from his 1983 contract with Marvel Production and the Jim Henson Company. Scott says Disney has allegedly “misapproprated Kermit and Piggy elements,” that he says he owns. The lawsuit...
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Empire star, Terrence Howard,  has taken 20th Century Fox Film to court over compensation issues. Howard has claimed that studio executives copied the logo, which features his profile, for the movie “Hustle & Flow,” a film he helped produce. Now he is demanding that Paramount Studios obtain copyright from him and is suing for breach of contract. ...
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His decade’s old collaborator has sued the electronic artist Steven Zhu in California, David Dann. Dann claims his Producer Agreement with Zhu, which would give Dann a 10% commission, was breached by Zhu. Dann is asking for at least $3.45 million in damages.” Zhu’s legal team claims that Dann’s suit lacks sufficient claims to back...
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