Dispute Over Nude Nuns Copyright Leads To Second Firm Copying First Firm's Lawsuit

from the copyright-gone-mad dept

We recently wrote about the lawsuit that was filed against 5,865 alleged downloaders of the B-movie Nude Nuns With Big Guns by Camelot Distribution Group. In many ways, the lawsuit seemed like many of the other mass infringer shakedown lawsuits... but there was one element that made it interesting. A second company, Incentive Capital, said that Camelot didn't hold the copyright in question. Basically, Camelot had borrowed money from Incentive in order to purchase the copyright to the movie in question, but failed to payback the loan and Incentive had foreclosed on the film.

Camelot continued to push forward with the lawsuit and, in an amusing twist,
Incentive Capital has filed an almost identical lawsuit against the exact same 5,865 alleged downloaders:
I wonder if Camelot would file a copyright infringement lawsuit against Incentive for copying its lawsuit (though, (1) I doubt that Camelot registered its lawsuit and (2) there would be reasonable claims that much of the copied parts were not subject to copyright). Still, the whole thing is kind of amusing (assuming you're not one of the 5,865 being sued twice).
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Filed Under: copyright, lawsuits
Companies: camelot distribution group, incentive capital

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    Joseph K (profile), 11 May 2011 @ 3:54pm

    God praise thee copyright

    It's good that we have copyright to protect such embattled forms of artistic expression as b-grade. nunspoitation revenge movies. This heaven-sanctified genre is barely surviving, due to the demonic threat of pirates, almost impelling a person to take action in the way of the films noble protagonist and dress up as a nun and hunt down all of those 5,865 infringers one by one.

    See the trailer here

    (Poe's Law disclaimer: the above is not meant to be taken seriously)

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