'Hurt Locker' Ruling Condones IP Theft, Vet Tells 9th Circ.

Law360, New York (September 11, 2012, 3:07 PM EDT) -- A soldier alleging director Kathryn Bigelow, film studio Summit Entertainment LLC and others unfairly turned his life into the war film "The Hurt Locker" told the Ninth Circuit on Monday that a lower court's ruling granted the theft of his persona and life story.

In a nine-page reply brief filed Monday, Master Sgt. Jeffrey Sarver fired back against arguments raised last month by defendants Bigelow, Summit, writer Mark Boal and others involved in "The Hurt Locker" that the movie's use of soldiers' personal experiences was transformative...
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