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Bond's owners counter Universal's attempt to see law suit dismissed

27-Jun-2014 • Bond News

Last month, James Bond's owners, MGM and Danjaq, fired off a lawsuit against NBC Universal complaining of copyright infringement of the rival studios "Section 6" project, which in the lion's eyes is a blatant 'knockoff' of the James Bond franchise.

Universal countered with a motion to have the suit dismissed.

The lion roared back this week with a response to the court, filed on Wednesday 25th June.

"Plaintiffs have alleged past and ongoing conduct by Universal sufficient to constitute direct and secondary copyright infringement," says the filing against Universa'ls motion to dismiss. "Accordingly, this action is not, as Universal claims, 'premature,'" and MGM notes Universals attempts "to trivialize the monetary damages its infringing conduct has thus far inflicted."

Countering their defence, the filing goes on: "Universal’s reliance on the assertion that it did not write or contribute to the Screenplay is inconsequential."

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