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Re: [dvd-discuss] Copyright holders don't know Parody

At 09:53 AM 1/29/2002 -0700, John Zulauf wrote:
>The owners of the 007 rights have got a C&D against naming the 3rd
>installment of the Austin Powers series "Austin Powers: Goldmember" --
>too close to "Goldfinger"

FYI, the C&D isn't from a court, it's from a title arbitration panel of 
your friends at the MPAA.

The old poster and teaser have not yet been completely disappeared from the 
Net, see http://www.rottentomatoes.com/movie-1112312/trailers.php

Unrelated, but still ...


Monday January 28, 9:49 pm Eastern Time

Universal sues MGM over "Rollerball" ads

By Steve Gorman

LOS ANGELES, Jan 28 (Reuters) - Universal Pictures went to
court on Monday seeking to stop Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc.
from running ads for its upcoming action film ``Rollerball''
that link it with last summer's breakout hit ``The Fast and
the Furious.''

A Universal spokeswoman said the studio, a unit of Vivendi
Universal , is concerned that its efforts to develop a sequel
to its high-octane street-racing film could suffer from
association with ``Rollerball,'' which has gained a reputation
as a troubled picture.


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