Judge Strikes Down Percy Jackson Copyright Suit

Law360, New York (September 21, 2011, 8:56 PM EDT) -- A New York federal judge on Tuesday tossed a lawsuit brought by two authors claiming the “Percy Jackson & The Olympians” book series and movie infringed their copyrighted books, saying no reasonable jury could find the works substantially alike. 

U.S. District Judge Sidney H. Stein granted dismissal bids by the Walt Disney Co., Twentieth Century Fox Corp. and their co-defendants, saying Rick Riordan’s best-selling book series and the “Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief” movie were not similar enough to infringe the copyrights of...
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