Media Law Prof Blog

Editor: Christine A. Corcos
Louisiana State Univ.

Thursday, July 27, 2006

Suing the Studios Over "Idea Theft"

Read Alison Hope Weiner's New York Times piece on lawyer John Marder and his attempts to sue major studios for the notion of "idea theft", based on the case of Grosso v. Miramax (383 F.3d 965 (2004)). In addition to the Grosso case, other current lawsuits involving movies or shows involving "idea theft" include Fox's "So You Think You Can Dance". Last year, Anthony Spinner filed a lawsuit against ABC for idea theft over its hit show "Lost."

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