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Old 3rd April 2017, 06:23 PM   #1
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Warner Bros. Facing $900 Million Lawsuit Over "The Conjuring" Franchise.

This is from the Hollywood Reporter:

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr...anchise-990107

The Gist:

Author, Gerald Brittle, says the movies infringe on his 1980 book, The Demonologist, which first detailed the accounts of Ed & Lorraine Warren. He claims he had exclusive rights " to create derivative works based on the Warrens' cases.".

The best part?

It's a common argument raised during copyright dust-ups involving true life tales. Here, though, Brittle's legal team says it has an ace in the hole: The Demonologist isn't historical fact because the Warrens lied about what happened in their stories.

I'll keep an eye on this one because it looks nasty.
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Old 4th April 2017, 06:24 AM   #2
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More than likely they'll settle for a smaller amount. SOP for Hollywood.

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I don't think they'll care too much, as their latest Horror offering (IT 2017) looks set to do very well and is already breaking records 5 months before release.
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Old 6th April 2017, 07:29 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by Nowhere Man View Post
More than likely they'll settle for a smaller amount. SOP for Hollywood.

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Hmmmm, interesting idea...
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Old 6th April 2017, 08:36 PM   #5
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The 900 million amount is ridiculous. This is a nuiscance suite. He will be lucky if he gets 900'000.
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Old 7th April 2017, 05:51 PM   #6
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The best part is that he's ratting the Warrens out. That's what counts.
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