Supreme Court Star Wars battle sees key copyright ruling handed down
The Supreme Court has delivered a mixed ruling in the battle between George Lucas's movie empire and a UK prop designer over the sale of the iconic Stormtrooper helmets from the Star Wars films. The Court held that while Lucasfilm can enforce a US copyright in the UK, the Stormtrooper helmets sold were functional, rather than works of art, and therefore the defendant did not breach copyright laws.
The Supreme Court has delivered a mixed ruling in the battle between George Lucas’s movie empire and a UK prop designer over the sale of the iconic Stormtrooper helmets from the Star Wars films.
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