'Midnight In Paris' Transformed Faulkner Quote, Sony Says

Law360, Los Angeles (December 20, 2012, 2:12 PM EST) -- Sony Pictures Classics Inc. asked a Mississippi federal judge on Wednesday to dismiss a suit brought by William Faulkner’s estate over the use of a quote from the author in the Woody Allen film "Midnight in Paris," saying the quote was transformative and constituted fair use under copyright law.

Sony Classics, a division of Sony Corp.'s film production unit Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc., said in its motion that the film's use of the quote was so inconsequential under copyright law that it "does not even rise...
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