Oh, What A Tangled Web: 'Spider-Man' Copyright Drama

Law360, New York (March 5, 2012, 1:36 PM EST) -- The backstage drama, from the classic 1950 film "All About Eve" to the new television show "Smash," is an oft-employed narrative convention filled with juicy melodrama between show business colleagues set to the backdrop of a spectacular stage production. The copyright infringement lawsuit filed in late 2011 by internationally acclaimed theater and film director Julie Taymor against her former co-collaborators of the Broadway musical "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" proves that the cliche has strong roots in reality.

Taymor, famous for her Tony Award-winning stage adaption...
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