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Copyright Litigation

In Safinia v. Voltage Pictures, USDC, C.D. California, March 20, 2019, the district court granted summary judgment, and dismissed copyright infringement claims against entities involved in production of motion picture The Professor and the Madman, finding that the rewrite of the original screenplay was work made for hire under terms of Certificate of Authorship.

This article discusses background on the case and the implications of the court's decision.