NBC & Sony’s Move To End ‘Timeless’ Ripoff Suit Rejected – For Now
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NBC & Sony’s Move To End ‘Timeless’ Ripoff Suit Rejected – For Now

Time could march on in the battle over Timeless the TV series even though a federal judge ruled today rejected a move by Sony Pictures Entertainment, Sony Pictures Television NBCUniversal , Shawn Ryan and Eric Kripke to toss a lawsuit over the time travel show out. “The court denies this motion,” said Judge Steven Wilson of the U.S. District Court on Wednesday, cleaning the defendants clocks a bit. On one level, it’s a win for plaintiff Onza Entertainment, who claimed in their initial suit of last September against the media giants and the showrunners before the NBC series even debuted that it was “ripped off” from their Spanish drama El Ministerio del Tiempo ( The Department of Time ) – which Onza was in well into talks with Sony over a possible English-language version of their show. A fact that undoubtedly is why unlike many copyright case, Onza made it past the motion to dismiss that the defendants filed on November 23 last year. However, while the defendants have lost the battle, the war still rages on as Judge Wilson also gave the Sony units, the Comcast-owned NBCU and the EPs a chance to get things started again on […]

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