Another Writer Says James Cameron Stole 'Avatar'

Law360, New York (December 13, 2011, 7:18 PM EST) -- The makers of “Avatar” were sued Friday in Washington federal court by a screenwriter who says James Cameron and his production companies stole ideas from a pair of copyrighted scripts to produce the billion-dollar-grossing film.

Bryan Moore said Cameron, the director-producer’s Lightstorm Entertainment Inc. production company and Twentieth Century Fox Inc. gleaned elements from Moore’s copyrighted screenplays for use in “Avatar” without paying the man a dime.

“Defendants acquired access to plaintiff’s respective work and selectively extrapolated themes and content from each and thereafter deliberately manipulated...
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