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Top Gun Maverick Sued Over Copyright Claim!

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Just as the Tom Cruise starrer film was successful worldwide, it is now in conflict over a Copyright claim. The lawsuit filed against them claims that Paramount pictures ( producer and distributor of the film) did not reacquire the rights to the original article before releasing the film.

For those who don’t know, if a content is created before but did not reach out to the public enough and the same content is used by someone else, and they claim it to be their own, then the original owner can put a copyright claim on the content and the person.

Top Gun Maverick Sued Over Copyright Claim!
Top Gun Maverick Sued Over Copyright Claim!

This is what happened with Top Gun Maverick! The widow and son of the man who wrote the 1983 article that inspired the original Top Gun are suing Paramount Pictures over its sequel, Top Gun: Maverick. Shosh Yonay and Yuval Yonay filed a complaint against the company and claimed that the rights to Ehud Yonay’s story reverted to them on Jan. 24, 2020.

However, the company’s representative denies this lawsuit and says that they will prepare to defend themselves vigorously.

Top Gun Maverick Sued Over Copyright Claim!

According to the Yonays, they even notified the company before releasing the film that it is a derivative of the 1983 article, to which the company said they were not “derivative of the article. ”

Monday’s article was published in the May issue of California Magazine in 1983 also. Soon after, Paramount Pictures acquired exclusive motion picture rights. Top Gun was released in 1986 and became the No. 1 film of the year.

And now the latest movie is making hits at the box office. Let’s see further whether this lawsuit will affect the earnings of the film or not!

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