Padmaavat: Bollywood film making the zealots crazy

Contribution by Bhavini Mistry In 2017 protests erupted across India over the production of a Bollywood film based on a sixteenth-century historical poem called Padmaavat. The story revolves around a married Hindu queen named Padmaavati and a Muslim emperor named Alauddin Khilji who becomes obsessed with her. The dispute in India arose from the fact that it is a story of forbidden love between a Muslim man and Hindu woman. Moreover, the story highlights conflicts…

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Avengers, Beauty and Guardians of the Galaxy Facing the Court

Thanks, Bhavini Mistry for your collaboration. Movie companies Paramount Pictures, Fox, and Disney were sued for copyright infringement by Rearden LLC for using their MOVA “facial motion-capture technology” in their box-office winning films Marvel’s Avengers, Beauty and the Beast, and Guardians of the Galaxy. Rearden LLC believes that these movies have used their technology without consent and should be confiscated or even destroyed. They also claim that they own the output of their facial software program. The…

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​Redbox sued by Disney in copyright lawsuit

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Disney has sued Redbox for violating copyright laws in which they sold digital codes to provide access to digital copies of Disney movies. Redbox obtained these codes from combo packs that Disney provides to consumers which includes a Blu-ray disc, a DVD, and a code for digital access. However, each combo pack states that the digital codes are “not for sale or transfer”. Disney has sued Redbox for intently violating…

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