Attys See Writing On Wall In Authors' Copyright Suits

Law360, San Diego (August 23, 2011, 12:32 PM EDT) -- With more courts embracing the so-called analytic dissection approach that favors movie studios and TV network defendants in copyright infringement cases brought by writers over their literary works, plaintiffs attorneys say bringing such suits has become a mug's game that they no longer want to play.

The Ninth Circuit’s decision earlier this month upholding the dismissal of a writer’s copyright infringement suit alleging National Broadcasting Co. and Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp. ripped off his screenplay when they created the TV show “My Name Is Earl”...
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