Protecting against an effort by Universal Studios to quit release of ‘Fifty Shades of Grey: A XXX Adaptation,’ Smash photos contends that the famous erotic publications originally had been posted on fan-fiction web sites.
The makers of a porn film titled Fifty Shades of Grey: A XXX Adaptation in November, Universal Studios sued Smash Pictures. Universal is alleging copyright and trademark infringement and seeking to obtain an injunction that stops the porn form of EL JamesвЂ blockbuster novel from being distributed.
Smash photos now has taken care of immediately the lawsuit with a counterclaim, also itвЂ™s quite scintillating.
In line with the adult movie company, Universal has asserted invalid and unenforceable copyrights regarding the publications by James, whoever genuine title is Erika Leonard Mitchell. WhatвЂ™s more, the defendant claims that the house that Universal paid $5 million to turn as a film adaptation is within the general public domain.
вЂњOn information and belief, up to 89% regarding the content associated with presumably copyrighted materials grew away from a multi-part variety of fan fiction called Masters regarding the Universe based on Stephenie MyerвЂ™s (sic) Twilight novels. This content was published online between 2009 and 2011 in various venues, including fanfiction.net and the person website of Ericka (sic) Leonard on information and belief. On information and belief, much or all this product had been put in the general public domain.вЂќ
With its lawsuit, Universal states that the manufacturers of the XXX Adaptation are making a вЂњwillful try to capitalize on the standing of the guide.вЂќ
The studio has pointed to quotes that Smash exec Stuart Wall offered L.A. Weekly as proof concerning the adult film companyвЂ™s intentions and contends that demonstrating copyright infringement wonвЂ™t be tough. Continue reading вЂFifty ShadesвЂ™ Porn Parody Countersuit Claims Books Are In Public Areas Domain (Exclusive)