Warner Bros. Escapes Copyright Suit Over 'Ghostman' Movie

Law360, New York (December 2, 2013, 2:57 PM EST) -- A Massachusetts federal judge on Friday tossed an indie filmmaker’s copyright infringement lawsuit alleging that Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.’s planned adaptation of a novel has the same name and plot as a movie he’s been working on, finding the filmmaker didn't demonstrate substantial similarity.

U.S. District Judge Richard G. Stearns granted Warner Bros’ motion to dismiss with prejudice the amended complaint brought by filmmaker Michael Kenney in August, saying Kenney failed to show that the studio had stolen his idea for the movie “Ghostman” or that...
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