Warner Bros on Monday put its Bollywood counterparts on notice that they would sue for breach of copyright if the hit film ‘The Curious Case of Benjamin Button’ was remade here. Advertisements were placed in the Times of India and trade magazines stating that Warner Bros is the joint author and co-owner of the copyright of the period drama, which earned 13 nominations at this year’s Oscars. ‘Recent press reports have indicated that certain parties are in the process of producing a film in Hindi based upon the aforementioned film,’ New Delhi-based law firm Lall and Sethi Advocates said in the public notice. A lawsuit will be slapped on anyone producing a film ‘either in English or Hindi or other language, having a similar script, screenplay or story line or character sketches or interplay of characters or sequence of events,’ it said. Read more. Thanks Sandra.
Sunday, May 09, 2021