Conan Doyle Estate Files Copyright and Trademark Suit Over Upcoming Holmes Movie

There’s a story breaking today that those perennial copyright trolls known as the estate of Arthur Conan Doyle have filed a lawsuit over a new Sherlock Holmes film coming out in July. Deadline, Variety, The Wrap, and The Hollywood Reporter are all reporting that the estate has filed a copyright and trademark infringement lawsuit against Miramax,… Read More »

Comic Creators Claim Ownership Over Idea of Powered Suits of Armor, File Suit against Marvel

Now here’s a ridiculous lawsuit. The Hollywood Reporter tells us that Ben Lai and Ray Lai, two brothers who run Horizon Comics Productions, have filed suit against Marvel. They allege that the Iron Man suits used in the movies ripped off designs from the Lai brothers comic, Radix: According to a lawsuit filed on Thursday alleging copyright… Read More »

Ancestry.com Files Bogus DMCA Notice to Keep Public Domain Records Offline

Long the go-to site for declassified US govt documents, The Black Vault has recently faced a setback in its efforts to digitize and upload records from Project Bluebook, the US Air Force’s decades long program which documented UFO sightings and alien contact reports. It seems that Ancestry.com did not take kindly to The Black Vault copying some… Read More »