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Intellectual Property – Copyright Infringement – ‘Dreamgirls’ (access required)

Although plaintiff contends defendant Black Entertainment Television infringed his 1992 copyrighted screenplay “Poison Passion” with their 2006 film “Dreamgirls,” a Richmond U.S. District Court dismisses the suit because plaintiff has not rebutted defendants’ assertion that the characters and storyline of the 2006 film were the same as those created for the 1981 Broadway musical “Dreamgirls.” In ...