Church Says Movie Infringes Cross Design Copyright

Law360, New York (July 18, 2011, 1:27 PM EDT) -- Church of God filed suit in Tennessee on Thursday against Sony Worldwide Acquisitions Inc., Comcast Corp. and others, claiming the emblem used by the church in the movie “Salvation Boulevard” infringes its copyrighted cross design.

In a lawsuit that also targets Mandalay Pictures LLC and IFC in Theaters LLC, the church alleges the cross design that the producers are using to promote the film, which identifies the religious group at the center of the film’s plot, is merely a reproduction of Church of God's symbol in...
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