Media Law Prof Blog

Editor: Christine A. Corcos
Louisiana State Univ.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

"Carlos the Jackal" Sues For Right To Review Upcoming Documentary

From the Washington Post, news that Ilich Ramírez Sánchez, known as Carlos the Jackal, is suing for the right to review a new documentary about him being produced for the French network Canal Plus. His attorney Isabelle Coutant-Peyre, who is married to Mr. Ramírez Sánchez, says the film violates her client's right of publicity and intellectual property rights.

The film studio, Film In Stock, says its work is protected under the French constitution's right to freedom of speech.

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