'Hurt Locker' Makers Backed By MPAA In 9th Circ. Suit

Law360, New York (August 30, 2012, 4:49 PM EDT) -- The Motion Picture Association of America urged the Ninth Circuit on Wednesday to nix a right of publicity suit by soldier who claims “The Hurt Locker” was based on his life, saying that the movie was constitutionally protected by freedom of speech.

In an amicus brief filed Wednesday, the MPAA backed director Kathryn Bigelow, film studio Summit Entertainment LLC, writer Mark Boal and others involved in the film, who face allegations from Master Sgt. Jeffrey Sarver that the film misappropriated aspects of his life. The association,...
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