Intellectual Property Keyed to Merges
Aalmuhammed v. Lee
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Aalmuhammed (Plaintiff) worked as a consultant on Lee’s (Defendant) film about Malcolm X. Aalmuammed (Plaintiff) reviewed the script, suggested revisions, and rewrote particular areas. When the film was released, Plaintiff was listed in the credits as an “Islamic Technical Consultant.” Plaintiff sought a declaratory judgment that the movie was a “joint work” and that he was a co-owner of the copyright and entitled to an accounting of profits. Plaintiff did not claim to be a co-author. The district court granted summary judgment to the defendants.
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