Netflix Copied Author's Work For 'Burning Sands,' Suit Says

Law360, New York (July 19, 2017, 9:08 PM EDT) -- The author of a two-part book series titled “Burning Sands,” a fictional tale of six fraternity pledges at a historically black college, accused Netflix and director Gerard McMurray on Tuesday of infringing his copyright by making a movie released earlier this year with the same title and a similar premise.

Al Quarles Jr., who applied for and received copyright registration for his novel around the time volume one was published in 2014, said Netflix Inc., McMurray and production company Mandalay Entertainment Group ripped off his material...
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Case Title

QUARLES v. NETFLIX, INC. et al


Case Number

2:17-cv-03212

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Pennsylvania Eastern

Nature of Suit

Property Rights: Copyright

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J. CURTIS JOYNER

Date Filed

July 18, 2017

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