Thursday, June 21, 2007

A Strange Case Indeed. reports on a recent Eleventh Circuit copyright decision in "Citing Supreme Court Precedent, 11th Circuit Reverses Major Copyright Ruling." From the article: "By declaring Greenberg I moot, the new panel -- Judge Rosemary Barkett, Senior Judge Phyllis A. Kravitch and David G. Trager, a visiting U.S. district judge from the 2nd Circuit in New York -- also resolved a long-standing conflict with the 2nd Circuit created by the Birch opinion. Trager wrote the Greenberg II opinion for the new panel."

Thursday, June 07, 2007

Scripts have covers? The AP reports in "Author says 'Knocked Up' ripped off." From the article: "She claims that while pitching her book to Hollywood producers, she learned of Apatow's project and the script, which she says had on it a picture of a martini glass with a pacifier around the stem -- the same as the cover of her book." Apparently, some people feel strongly enough about this to attempt to find uses of the martini glass and pacifier motif that predate Eckler's. The Wall Street Journal's Law Blog has a post about the suit that goes into more of the claimed differences between Eclker's memoir and the film.