Murakami-Wolf-Swenson, Inc. v. Lawrence A. Cole et al
Here’s a blast from the past…a copyright case involving the sale of unauthorized DVDs. The film is The Point, a 1971 children’s fantasy movie narrated by Ringo Starr, with music composed and performed by Harry Nilsson.
The Complaint is interesting because it includes not only the alleged manufacturer/distributor of the DVDs but also 100 unnamed defendants. The Complaint is vague regarding the 100 Does, but “some…are willfully offering unauthorized copies of The Point for sale to the public, and have actually sold unauthorized copies.”
In case you don’t have an unauthorized DVD and can’t remember the film, here’s the Full Length Movie viewable on YouTube:
See why unauthorized DVD lawsuits are a blast from the past?
Court Case Number: 3:13-cv-01844-BR
File Date: Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Plaintiff: Murakami-Wolf-Swenson, Inc.
Plaintiff Counsel: Michael M. Ratoza of Bullivant Houser Bailey, PC
Defendant: Lawrence A. Cole, Magnum Productions LLC, Does 1-100
Cause: Copyright Infringement
Court: District of Oregon
Judge: Judge Anna J. Brown