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Hollywood’s Use of “Stolen” Computer Technology Tests Ownership Theories

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The Hollywood Reporter reports: “On Friday, Disney, Fox, and Paramount argued against such a Microsoft-friendly ownership theory in fighting a bold lawsuit from Rearden LLC. The dispute, which covers such films as Guardians of the GalaxyAvengers: Age of UltronDeadpool, and Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb, could make its mark on several fronts of intellectual property. Rearden was founded around the turn of the century by Silicon Valley entrepreneur Steve Perlman. The company claims to have perfected a technology called MOVA, which captures facial expressions to create photorealistic computer graphic effects.”

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