DreamWorks Snuffs Claims It Stole 'Kung Fu Panda'

Law360, Los Angeles (May 1, 2013, 3:28 PM EDT) -- A California appeals court on Tuesday affirmed a decision that DreamWorks Animation SKG didn’t steal a kung fu master’s ideas from his instructional videos when it conceived of the movie "Kung Fu Panda," saying the earlier trial court had properly instructed the jury.

A three-judge appellate panel found that the trial court properly instructed the jury on substantial similarity and said the court was not required to further instruct the jury on how to determine it, rejecting media producer Terence Dunn's claim that the jury was...
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