“At issue in this case is whether a single line from a full-length novel singly paraphrased and attributed to the original author in a full-length Hollywood film can be considered a copyright infringement. In this case, it cannot,” the judge wrote.
Lee Caplin, who oversees the literary estate, said Friday in a telephone interview that the ruling “is problematic for authors throughout the United States” and he’s considering what legal options are available.
“We’re very disappointed in the judge’s ruling and we feel it’s not only wrong, it’s going to be damaging to creative people everywhere,” Caplin said.
Sony Pictures said in a statement Friday that the company was “confident that the judge in this case would get it right, and he did.”
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