Universal Pictures & E L James Sue Over “50 Shades” Copyrights
It’s no surprise that the world of erotica is looking to bank off of “50 Shades of Grey” success, but after this news, those companies may want to think again.
Universal Studios and author E L James recently filed a copyright infringement lawsuit earlier this week against Smash Pictures for its porn adaptation of the novel.
According to reports, the film used, “exact dialogue, characters, events, story, and style from the Fifty Shades trilogy.”
“The first XXX adaptation is not a parody, and it does not comment on, criticize, or ridicule the originals. It is a rip-off, plain and simple.”
Universal and James are seeking all profits from the products along with monetary damages and an injunction against further sales.