Disney Seeks to Cage “Zootopia” Copyright Infringement Suit The Walt Disney Company claims there was no monkey business in creating the Oscar-winning animation film Zootopia and has moved to dismiss writer Gary L. Goldman’s lawsuit for copyright infringement.  Goldman, an author whose credits include Total Recall, Next and Minority Report, filed suit in March and alleges that Disney copied the themes, settings, plot,...
MLB All-Stars Ryan Howard and Ryan Zimmerman Cry Foul at Al Jazeera’s Documentary on Sports Dopers The defamation lawsuit by retired three-time All-Star Philadelphia Phillies first-baseman Ryan Howard and All-Star Washington Nationals first-baseman Ryan Zimmerman against Al Jazeera over the controversial documentary The Dark Side: Secrets of the Sports Dopers survived a motion to dismiss Friday.  The 49-minute undercover exposé aired in late December 2015 and featured surreptitious recordings of Charles Sly, […]
Right of Publicity Decision Places Docudramas in Jeopardy A man convicted of bludgeoning his father to death with a fireman’s ax and mutilating his mother in 2004 might have the right to collect damages from A&E Lifetime Entertainment for using his name and likeness without permission in the 2013 docudrama “Romeo Killer: The Christopher Porco Story.”  In 2013, Porco attempted to block the […]