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Monday, March 19, 2007

Comedian Carol Burnett Sues Twentieth Century Fox Over Use of Her Character

Carol Burnett has sued 20th Century Fox for copyright infringement and violation of her right of publicity over use of her "charwoman" character in a 2006 episode of "The Family Guy." Ms. Burnett alleges that after she declined an invitation from the show to allow it to use her theme music, those associated with the show retaliated by making her famous character part of a porn-themed episode. Read the complaint and more about the dispute here, courtesy of The Smoking Gun. There's a smidge more information in this story on the San Francisco Chronicle's SFGate site.

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