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Judge rules for Jolie in copyright lawsuit


A U.S. judge has ruled in favor of Angelina Jolie in a copyright infringement lawsuit filed against the actress by a Croatian journalist over her directorial debut "In The Land Of Blood And Honey."

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Jolie wrote, produced and directed the movie, which chronicles a romance between a rape and kidnap victim and one of her captors during the 1990s Bosnian Civil War, but her work came under scrutiny days before its release in 2011 after writer James Braddock filed suit, claiming she had lifted the film's storyline from his book, "The Soul Shattering."

He took the Oscar-winning actress to court, alongside defendants from GK Films and distributor Film District, but his case suffered a blow on Friday when California District Judge Dolly Gee ruled that there were not enough similarities between the two projects to prove violation of copyright. Braddock has been ordered to show cause as to why the action should not be dismissed with prejudice by April 12.

Mar 30, 2013 9:36PM
I'm so sick and tired of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt !  For that matter, I'm tired of all these Hollywood egomaniacs who actually believe that their opinions matter.  What a bunch of vacuous snobs.  Go away!
Mar 31, 2013 1:50PM
You people say you're sick of her.. yet you still clicked on this article..
Mar 31, 2013 7:40AM
I can't stand Branjalena.  Why people put actors on such a high pedestal and they get paid millions is beyond me.   All they do is play 'pretend' and somehow they think they have become our saviors in life. What a bunch of inflated egos. 
Mar 30, 2013 1:04PM
So now we have a woman writing a "romance" story about a kidnap and rape victim and her captor. WTF?
Mar 31, 2013 4:33AM
There are many books about Abraham Lincoln by different authors.  Angie may have been inspired by this weird Croatian guy and even had the same storyline but that is not plagiarism. 
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