Sony Sued Over Faulkner Quote In Allen's 'Midnight In Paris'

Law360, New York (October 25, 2012, 6:21 PM EDT) -- The holder of the literary rights to William Faulkner's work sued Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. on Thursday in Mississippi federal court, alleging the company didn't seek permission for the movie's reference to one of the author's books in the Woody Allen film “Midnight in Paris."

Faulkner Literary Rights LLC, which controls the rights to Faulkner's work and likeness, accused the Sony Corp. motion picture unit of copyright infringement for allegedly using a lifted line from Faulkner's “Requiem for a Nun” in the Allen movie, according to...
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