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Friday Factoid: Owners Rights in the James Bond Franchise

On April 3, 2014 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc. and other owners of rights in the James Bond franchise filed a copyright infringement claim against NBCUniversal and others.  The complaint alleges that the defendants’ motion picture project (in active development) is a mere knockoff production that uses without authorization the characters, plots, theme, setting and other elements of works from the Bond film series. Source: Danjaq, LLC et. al. v. Universal City Studios, LLC et. al. Complaint   Jon Wachs websiteIf you have any questions regarding the content of this communication, please contact Jonathan R. Wachs: jwachs@offitkurman.com | 301.575.0302 If you would like to subscribe to receive Friday Factoid in your inbox click here.