On the heels of The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences lawsuit of an Illinois-based company, they have announced an event involving copyright issues.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, "AMPAS' suit against TheEventLine.com and its president, Robert Hollingsworth, was filed March 9 in U.S. District Court in Atlanta. The Academy alleges that Hollingsworth has continued to market, sell and rent eight-foot statuettes from a warehouse outside of Atlanta after AMPAS notified him of the allegedly unlawful uses in a March 2011 letter." Though the statuettes are not identical, they are very close. TheEventLine.com is housed in Edwardsville, Ill.
The upcoming event will feature Academy Film Scholar Peter Decherney. He is the author of "Hollywood’s Copyright Wars: From Edison to the Internet." They even will present highlights from his upcoming book, which will be released in April.