Writer Claims Hollywood Talent Agency Stole Idea for The Purge

Whenever a hit movie comes out, it’s not at all uncommon for someone to sue, claiming that the studio “stole” the idea. In a recent case, plaintiff Douglas Jordan-Benel is claiming both copyright infringement and breach of contract, alleging that the movie “The Purge” is based on a screenplay he wrote called “Settler’s Day.”

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Online Music – From Piracy to Profit

The music industry initially saw the Internet as the enemy, responsible for falling CD sales and profits. But musicians are finding new ways to monetize music on the Internet, which could usher in a new era in the music business.

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Seth MacFarlane Prevails in Copyright Infringement Suit over Ted Movie

Writer/performer Seth MacFarlane and Universal Pictures have prevailed in a lawsuit charging that they engaged in copyright infringement in connection with the 2012 hit movie Ted. In July 2014, Bengal Mangle Productions LLC filed a federal lawsuit claiming that MacFarlane and Universal had stolen the basis for the movie from their 2009 web series entitled “Charlie the Abusive Teddy Bear.”

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