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Avatar Suit B.C.

March 21, 2012 by staff 

Avatar Suit B.C., A Vancouver man has given Hollywood director James Cameron and film studio 20th Century Fox until Thursday to pay $100 million for allegedly violating copyright of his original work that he claims was used in the blockbuster film Avatar.

Emil Malak claims that Cameron and the film studio violated copyright by borrowing 45 elements of Malak’s sci-fi script, Terra Incognita, including the names of characters, their visual representations and the blue planet with a Tree of Life that Malak says he created in 1997.

Malak claims he sent his script in 2002 to Cameron’s company, Lightstorm Entertainment.

Two years ago, Malak filed a copyright infringement lawsuit in British Columbia Supreme Court, which he dropped after the film studio’s representatives said they could produce evidence that the Avatar script treatment (a rough outline) was written in 1996.

But Malak renewed his lawsuit this month — this time in the Federal Court of Canada — because he remains unconvinced by the evidence provided so far by Cameron and the film studio.

Malak said in an exclusive interview that he was sent a photo of the first page of Cameron’s script, which was dated 1996.

But his computer experts say the file was created in 2009 and was backdated, he said.

“I’ve been asking for the original computer file for two years,” Malak said in an exclusive interview.

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One Response to “Avatar Suit B.C.”

  1. Bill on March 26th, 2012 12:38 am

    Who doesn’t want to see James Cameron brought down a few hundred notches. That’s what comes with fame I guess…

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