DreamWorks Can't Duck 'Kung Fu Panda' Copyright Suit

Law360, New York (April 3, 2013, 1:31 PM EDT) -- A Massachusetts federal judge has ruled that an artist had shown enough of a similarity between his work and DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc.'s hit animated film “Kung Fu Panda” to keep in place copyright infringement allegations against the company.

In a March 28 ruling, U.S. District Judge Joseph L. Tauro denied DreamWorks' motion for summary judgment in the copyright infringement suit, in which artist Jayme Gordon claims to have created, during the 1980s and 1990s, a pair of characters under the moniker “Panda Power” that were...
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