Saturday, January 27, 2007


My Entertainment prof had a friend who defended Sony in the Sherwood 48 v Sony case (213 F Supp 2d 376). Sherwood sued Sony because Sony digitally altered the exterior of several buildings in Times Square for the Spiderman movie. The plaintiff was pissed off about it because the exterior of the buildings had advertisements on them - paid ads. Sony digitally changed the ads.

My prof quoted an amusing line from his friend during the trial:
“[The plaintiffs are] worried that the buildings and the billboards aren’t real. But judge, we’ve go news for them: Spiderman isn’t real either."

Sony won.


Lawyerlike said...

I'd lodge an appeal based on the judge irrevocably crushing little boys' dreams and aspirations. And mine.

Supra said...