Friday, October 26, 2012
Sony Sued Over William Faulkner Quote in 'Midnight in Paris'; Hollywood Reporter, 10/25/12
Alex Ben Block, Hollywood Reporter; Sony Sued Over William Faulkner Quote in 'Midnight in Paris' : "Sony Pictures Classics and a group of unnamed movie exhibitors have been sued by the owners of the rights to the literary works of the late William Faulkner because a quote from one of his books was used by Woody Allen in the hit 2011 movie Midnight In Paris... In a statement, a representative for the studio said: “This is a frivolous lawsuit and we are confident we will prevail in defending it. There is no question this brief reference (10 words) to a quote from a public speech Faulkner gave constitutes fair use and any claim to the contrary is without merit.”"