U.S. judge in Philly becomes latest of several to reject claims about originality of hit TV series
Rome not only wasn’t built in a day, it also took centuries and legions of soldiers to defend its expanding glory. TV’s Empire, it turns out, is requiring its own formidable legal forces to fend off its attackers.
And Lee Daniels, the hit Fox series’ ceasar, may be singing Philadelphia Freedom after shaking off the latest assault with a federal district court in Pennsylvania dismissing a copyright infringement suit by former actor Clayton Prince Tanksley.
Tanksley lacked much brotherly affection for Empire, which he claimed copied his TV drama Cream. How did his suit, and several others, curdle, legally speaking? (more…)