'Midnight In Paris' Faulkner Quote Suit Just Sound And Fury

Law360, New York (October 26, 2012, 9:01 PM EDT) -- The estate of William Faulkner appears to be breaking new legal ground by suing the makers of the film "Midnight In Paris" over a scene quoting a famous line by the author, since scant legal precedent supports the idea that such use could infringe copyright, attorneys say.

The suit, filed Thursday, claims the 2011 Woody Allen film infringes the estate's copyright by paraphrasing the line, "The past is never dead. It’s not even past," in part because the scene is likely to confuse viewers into believing...
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