Saturday, March 25, 2023

George Lucas Loses UK Copyright Battle

A prop designer who made the original Stormtrooper helmets for the Star Wars saga has won his battle with director George Lucas over his right to sell replicas. Britain’s Supreme Court upheld an appeals court ruling that the Stormtrooper costumes were functional not artistic works, and thus not subject to UK copyright laws. Lucas managed to pull a victory however, as the Court also ruled that the sale of replicas in the U.S. did violate U.S. copyright law.

According to Bloomberg News, Lucasfilm could take its U.K. copyright claim to the European Court of Justice.

Via The BBC.


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