Sun, Jul. 11, 2004

After Tomorrow No Copyright Violation

CK - Washington.   Institut für Urheber- und Medienrecht reports on a July 7, 2004 ruling by the Cologne District Court in favor of Twentieth Century Fox and its German release of a movie titled The Day After Tomorrow. Acting on a petition for an injunction by Ubaldo DiBenedetto who alleged a violation of his copyright--in a novel titled Polar Day 9 which he published under a pseudonym, Kyle Donner,--by the movie which he believes incorporates significant elements of his book, the court determined that the petition failed to provide sufficient support for the relief sought, i.e. naming DiBenedetto as a co-author of the movie. The Institut's report does not appear to foreclose further action by DiBenedetto.


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