Academy Says Oscar Sold On EBay Either Infringing Or Stolen

Law360, New York (November 20, 2012, 7:46 PM EST) -- The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Monday filed suit in Washington federal court over the sale on eBay of an Oscar award believed to be either a counterfeit that infringed the film organization's copyright or a stolen, authentic piece, suing the statuette's seller and buyer.

In its suit against James Dunne and Edgard G. Francisco, the Academy assailed Dunne's purported sale to Francisco of the statuette in question, supposedly an award given out at the Academy's 1979 ceremony, described in the complaint as...
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Case Information

Case Title

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences v. Dunne et al

Case Number



Washington Western

Nature of Suit



James L. Robart

Date Filed

November 19, 2012

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