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Saturday, July 20, 2013

Judge Rules Film's Use of Faulkner Quote Is Fair

A federal judge has handed a win to Sony Pictures in an infringement lawsuit brought by the literary estate of William Faulkner over the use of a quote from the late author's classic, "Requiem for a Nun," in the Woody Allen movie "Midnight in Paris." Sony argued fair use as a defense. The judge agreed with Sony, dismissing the action under Federal Rule 12(b)(6).  More here from the Hollywood Reporter.

Read the ruling here.

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