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Tag Archives: Legal
In a story we have been following closely, a court in Tunisia has has ruled that the head of a private TV station is guilty of disrupting public order and violating moral values for airing Persepolis.
Tight security marked Thursday’s resumption in the trial of a Tunisian TV station director charged with violating sacred values and disturbing public order for having screened the Franco-Iranian animated feature film Persepolis.
The second of two lawsuits against Christian media mogul Naguib Sawaris over a cartoon of Mickey and Minnie Mouse in conservative Muslim guise was dismissed Saturday by a Cairo court, Egyptian state media reported.
An Egyptian court has dismissed one of two complaints over tweeted cartoons of a bearded Mickey Mouse and a veiled Minnie Mouse.
In June, telecommunications magnate Naguib Sawiris, a billionaire Coptic Christian, infuriated conservative Muslims with the satirical messages. Both complaints accuse Sawiris of insulting Islam.
A Los Angeles jury has given DreamWorks Animation the benefit of the doubt in a major lawsuit by a man who claimed the studio stole his idea for the successful Kung Fu Panda franchise.
Self-professed “writer-producer-teacher-philospher” Terence Dunn, who was chief executive officer of Zen-Bear Inc., sued in June 2010 for breach of an implied contract. He charged that in November 2001, he submitted the concept of a “spiritual kung-fu fighting panda bear” to a DreamWorks executive, expecting that any resulting film project would include him.
Viacom and Comedy Central were sued in November over the 2008 South Park episode Canada On Strike. Brownmark Films alleged that a scene stole from its copyrighted music video for the viral phenomenon “What What (In the Butt).”