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Lawsuit over Faulkner quote will go to trial in 2014

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 ...

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One Faulkner lawsuit tossed, Sony lobbies to dismiss another

OXFORD — The estate of William Faulkner has settled a copyright lawsuit against Northrop Grumman Corp. and The Washington Post Co. for using a Faulkner quote in a newspaper ad by the defense contractor. U.S. District Judge Henry T. Wingate in Jackson dismissed the lawsuit Dec. 12. Terms of the settlement are sealed. The Faulkner estate sued in 2012 over ...

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'Family Guy' thief's sentencing postponed until March

BAY ST. LOUIS — A federal judge has postponed the sentencing of a Bay St. Louis man convicted of copyright infringement for reproducing and selling copies of the “Family Guy” television series. Neil John Brimelow pleaded guilty Nov. 8 in U.S. District Court in Gulfport. Brimelow was scheduled for sentencing Feb. 7. His attorney filed a motion Monday asking to ...

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Coast man pleads guilty to copyright infringement

GULFPORT — A Bay St. Louis man has pleaded guilty to copyright infringement for reproducing and selling copies of the “Family Guy” television series. Neil John Brimelow accepted a plea agreement Nov. 8 in U.S. District Court in Gulfport. A federal grand jury in Los Angeles indicted Brimelow in April. The case was transferred from the Central District of California ...

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