MGM and Universal quietly drop James Bond copyright case
Some months ago, MGM and EON dropped a lawsuit on Universal claiming their upcoming project 'Section 6' was a James Bond knock-off and it was infringing their intellectual property.
Responses flew back and forth, and back in September
, the judge dismissed Universal's appeal to have the suit thrown out stating MGM's complaint was"sufficient to give rise to a claim for copyright infringement." Could it be heading to trial?
MGM dropped its lawsuit against Universal. Attorneys for the studios filed a stipulation for dismissal in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles on Wednesday. But the dismissal is without prejudice - meaning that similar claims could be filed again.
Details of the settlement were not disclosed, but the attorneys issued a statement that read, "The parties have resolved the matter to their satisfaction."
The 'Section 6' project is moving forward, but there has been speculation that the settlement includes a detailed road map of what can and cannot be used in the movie, so as to not infringe on the Bond franchise.
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