P.A. Lassiter’s review of Fifty Shades of Grey
Fifty Shades of Grey - Teaser Trailer (Fanmade) 2013
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Subscribe and get breaking news, commentary, and opinions on law firms, lawyers, law schools, lawsuits, judges, and more. Oh, come on, everyone knew that something like this was going to happen. So who really gives a damn if it gets turned into hardcore porn? The motion picture empire brought a copyright infringement suit against Smash Pictures, a porn production company, earlier this week in federal court. From the complaint:. It is a rip-off, plain and simple. According to Reuters , the companies seek an injunction, and profits from sales of the movies, which they claim are trademark and copyright infringements.
In September, , Facebook became the third largest country on the planet. The legal controversy that has arisen is this: once you upload a photo to a social media site, who owns it?
you re your own worst critic
The origin of the book, movie, and general cultural phenomenon that is Fifty Shades of Grey is an interesting case study about copyright fair use in the world of online content creation. It was originally posted online, in a different form, by its author, E. James, as Master of the Universe. It all started when James took the characters and situations from Twilight and used them for the Master stories, which included more direct sexual content. This was a notably successful publishing enterprise: over million copies have been sold. What about Stephenie Meyer, the poor, unfortunate writer of the Twilight series?