The Cabin in the Woods was one of the most original takes on the "kids encounter scary things in the woods" story that we've seen in ages, but one man is claiming that it's not original at all. Author Peter Gallagher is suing the filmmakers, claiming that the film is infringing on his 2006 novel The Little White Trip:…
It's not a huge shock that Marvel and its parent company, Disney, are not happy that the Age of Ultron trailer that was supposed air during Agents of SHIELD got leaked a week early. So they've turned to the page in the angry corporation playbook labeled "invasive legal action."
When do you need to tell a prospective buyer your house is haunted? Where do you need a license to practice necromancy or to be reincarnated? And where can you file a lawsuit against a supernatural being? These real-life laws will tell you all that and more.
Did the floating mountains and otherworldly landscapes in James Cameron's Avatar remind you of artist Roger Dean's fantastical paintings? Dean certainly thinks there's more than a passing resemblance. He's suing the director and 20th Century Fox, claiming Cameron based Pandora on Dean's artwork.
Can a fantastical movie be too historically accurate? Dr. Jaime Awe, director of the Institute of Archeology of Belize, has filed suit against Lucasfilm and Paramount Pictures claiming that the prop skull from Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull bears a striking resemblance to one of the "real" Crystal…
It's been confirmed that that Jack Kirby's heirs are, indeed, including Spider-Man and supporting characters in their list of Marvel characters that they want the rights to. The only problem with that? Well, Kirby didn't really create the character.
The legal battle between DC Comics and the heirs to co-creator Jerry Siegel now looks like the prelude to a much larger battle over comic book IP: Jack Kirby's heirs now want their rights to, well, the entire Marvel Universe.
Since the release of the Avatar trailer last week, many across the Internet have noted certain parallels between the clips and the 2008 animated fantasy flop Delgo. These comparisons have not escaped Fathom Studios, the studio behind Delgo, which released a press release hinting at possible legal action:
The latest Terminator skirmish is over, without dramatic gunfights and explosions. We'd be disappointed, except this isn't an episode of Sarah Connor we're talking about, but the lawsuit surrounding the rights ownership of Terminator: Salvation.
A Thai businessman who was claiming to be the co-creator of Ultraman has been ordered to cease and desist all Ultraman activities (how cool does that sound?) and to pay 10.7 million Thai baht to Japanese Tsuburaya Productions, rightful owners of the Ultraman legacy. For more than 10 years Sompote Saengduenchai has…