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Seiler v. Lucasfilm, Ltd.
Citation:808 F.2d 1316 (9th Cir. 1987).
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Seiler accused Lucasfilm of copying creatures he had featured in published works in 1976 and 1977 called Garthian Striders. Lucasfilm allegedly used Seiler’s creations in ‘The Empire Strikes Back.’ Although Seiler’s works featuring the Garthian Striders were released prior to the film, he did not obtain a copyright until after the release of the film.
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