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Boldly Going Where no Fanfic has Gone Before

Posted in Mixed Bag of Nuts

Fanfiction refers to the art of creating fiction using another author’s characters or universe.  I was first introduced to the concept in high school, when a friend began writing Harry Potter fanfiction.  (Side note: this is not one of those situations where the “friend” is actually me.)  My friend used the same well-known characters—Harry, Hermione,… Continue Reading

Product Placement in Movies

Posted in Branding, Marketing

– Anjali Shankar, Attorney – As someone fascinated by the movie industry, I am always curious about product placement in movies. I wonder how strategic the placement of a product is. Sometimes product placements can be rather ostentatious, as in “The Devil Wears Prada,” where fashion is central to the movie’s plot, and other times… Continue Reading

Is Universal Regretting Disturbia?

Posted in Contracts, Copyrights, Guest Bloggers, Idea Protection, Infringement, Law Suits

—Joy Newborg, Winthrop & Weinstine, P.A. Is the 2007 film Disturbia a modern remake of Alfred Hitchcock’s Rear Window? Even if it is, how many times have you seen a movie and said afterwards that it reminded you of being exactly like the film… Disturbia is a film about a teenager who, while under house… Continue Reading