Universal, Porn Co. Settle '50 Shades' Copyright Suit

Law360, Los Angeles (March 11, 2013, 8:23 PM EDT) -- Adult film studio Smash Pictures Inc. agreed Friday to pay an undisclosed amount and stop selling its pornographic adaptations of the best-selling "Fifty Shades" book series, settling a copyright infringement suit by Universal City Studios LLC and the books' rights holder.

According to a settlement notice filed in the case Friday, Smash Pictures and several other companies and individuals consented to the confidential payment and to a permanent injunction barring them from marketing and selling the adaptations of the popular trilogy. The defendants agreed to file a stipulation and proposed judgment for a permanent injunction within 10 days.

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