Lawsuit over Faulkner quote will go to trial in 2014
Published: April 17,2013
OXFORD — A lawsuit filed by William Faulkner’s heirs over a quote in the Woody Allen film “Midnight in Paris” has been scheduled for trial April 7, 2014, in U.S. District Court in Oxford.
The Faulkner estate sued Sony Pictures Classics Inc. in October 2011, saying the company infringed on copyright when actor Owen Wilson slightly misquoted a line from Faulkner’s “Requiem for a Nun.”
In the film, the Wilson character says: “The past is not dead. Actually, it’s not even past. You know who said that? Faulkner. And he was right.”
In “Requiem for a Nun,” the Faulkner passage reads: “The past is never dead. It’s not even past.”
Sony claims the quote is “fair use,” a legal term meaning the user doesn’t have to license or pay for it.
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