'Top Gun' Sequel Hit With New Lawsuit Disputing the Film's Copyright

6/7/2022 1:06:00 AM

The heirs of the author who wrote a 1983 magazine article that inspired the first film claim Paramount Pictures went ahead with the sequel despite no longer owning the rights

The heirs of the author of a magazine article that served as the basis for TopGun have sued Paramount Pictures, claiming the studio went ahead with 'Top Gun: Maverick' despite knowingly no longer owning the copyright.

The heirs of the author who wrote a 1983 magazine article that inspired the first film claim Paramount Pictures went ahead with the sequel despite no longer owning the rights

50 Best Action Movies of All Time Nevertheless, the suit states, “Paramount deliberately ignored this, thumbing its nose at the statute.Email article YOKOHAMA, JAPAN - MAY 24: Actor Tom Cruise attends the red carpet for the Japan Premiere of"Top Gun: Maverick" at Osanbashi Yokohama on May 24, 2022 in Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan.Tom Cruise never would've been flying high in 'Top Gun' or its sequel if it wasn't for a story that the films are based on, the rights to which have lapsed.Attendees wore orange to honor those affected by gun violence.

This case arises out of Paramount’s consciousness failure to re-acquire the requisite film and ancillary rights to the Yonays’ copyrighted Story prior to the completion and release of their derivative 2022 sequel.” In response to the lawsuit, Paramount issued the statement, “These claims are without merit, and we will defend ourselves vigorously.Plaintiffs Shosh and Yuval Yonay sued the studio in U.” The Yonays are being represented by copyright lawyer Marc Toberoff and former federal judge Alex Kozinski.this per a new lawsuit.(Kozinski retired from the bench in 2017 after numerous female law clerks accused him of sexual misconduct.District Court Central District of California in Los Angeles on Monday, claiming copyright infringement.and said his former clerks may have misunderstood his “broad sense of humor” and “candid way of speaking."They just gut our gun laws.

”) In the new lawsuit, Toberoff and Kozinski argue that it “naturally follows” that Top Gun: Maverick is “derived from Ehud Yonay’s story” considering the original film’s screenwriters — Jim Cash and Jack Epps, Jr.Shosh is the widow and Yuval is the son..— received a writing credit on the sequel.They also claim that Maverick , like the original film, “reveals key elements that are substantially similar” to those in Yonay’s original magazine article." Before the first Top Gun movie was released in 1986, court documents stated Paramount secured the rights to the film from Ehud and gave him credit.While Top Gun: Maverick went into production in May 2018, the lawsuit claims that it was not completed until May 2021, over a year after the Yonays retrieved the copyright..As such, the lawsuit states that Top Gun: Maverick “does not qualify for the ‘prior derivative works exception,’” and that Paramount went ahead with the film without securing a new license.Thus, the pair believes they own the copyright to "Top Gun: Maverick," which was released in May 2022.Senator John Cornyn (R-Texas) to do more.

The lawsuit additionally claims that Paramount “was placed on clear notice of these issues” when the Yonays served the studio with their copyright termination notice in 2018, and again in May 2022 when they sent a cease-and-desist letter regarding the movie.Per the suit, Paramount argued the sequel was “sufficiently completed” by Jan.S.That copyright claim Paramount secured at the time had an exclusive ownership period of 35 years.24, 2020 (the date the copyright reversal went into effect), a claim the Yonays clearly dispute.The Yonays are seeking damages, as well as an injunction that would stop Paramount from distributing the blockbuster, which has reportedly grossed nearly $300 million in the U.Top Gun: Maverick - The Power of the Naval Aircraft Featurette Tom Cruise stars in "Top Gun: Maverick," in theaters May 27.S.Yonay's widow and son say they sent Paramount a notice that terminated the studio's rights to the story in January 2020.I shouldn't be having active shooter drills with my kids," Micah Somerville, a sixth grade teacher from West Texas, said.

so far." "These claims are without merit, and we will defend ourselves vigorously," a Paramcount company spokesperson said to FOX Television Stations in a statement.In This Article:.

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Funny how they are doing it now. Considering how much money the movie is making at the box office hmm… its based on a real thing. there’s no copyright of the real topgun. losers Um because maybe we should just let that movie BE DONE?! TomCruise gets his karma for beinig involved with ANOTHER way to be a NARCISSIST WITH MORE MONEY, ALONG WITH SCIENTOLOGY. SO ANNOYING.

Good luck with that! Funny they waited to see how successful the movie would be before they did this Paramount Pictures just got goosed.

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