Film Plagiarism Claims May Foreshadow AI Copyright Issues

  • April 4, 2024

Article by Craig R. Smith Published on Law360

The Academy Awards are often fraught with drama, and this year was no exception.

Alexander Payne’s Oscar-nominated movie “The Holdovers” has become embroiled in a contentious plagiarism dispute. Screenwriter Simon Stephenson, known for his work on films like “Luca” and “Paddington 2,” alleges that the screenplay for “The Holdovers” plagiarized his unproduced screenplay…

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