California Federal Judge Grants James Cameron Dismissal In Copyright Case
(September 14, 2015, 9:00 AM EDT) -- SAN FRANCISCO — Allegations that director James Cameron and co-defendant Gale Ann Hurd committed copyright infringement by borrowing certain literary and musical materials to develop the “Terminator” film franchise were rejected Sept. 11 by a California federal judge (Neil Goldberg v. James Cameron and Gale Ann Hurd, No. 15-2556, N.D. Calif.; 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 121501).
(Decision available. Document #16-150921-020Z.)
Dismissal is appropriate, U.S. Judge Ronald M. Whyte of the Northern District of California held, on res judicata grounds because plaintiff Neil Goldberg has unsuccessfully levied...