A 30-second film clip of The Three Stooges’ Disorder in the Court played in the background during a scene in the 1996 movie The Long Kiss Goodnight does not violate trademark laws, the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday. (Read the opinion)

In a unanimous opinion, the court held that New Line Cinema, makers of the 1996 movie, didn’t have to seek permission from Comedy III Productions Inc. — holders of The Three Stooges’ rights — to use the clip.

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