Forgettable Paris Hilton Film Subject Of Copyright FightWed Nov 19, 2008 @ 08:05PM PST
By Eriq Gardner
The distributors of the 2006 stinker "Bottoms Up," starring Paris Hilton, are being sued in U.S. District Court in California for allegedly infringing the copyright on the film by distributing DVDs and showing it on cable television.
Keith and Lee Pettle claim they were granted rights to the film by producer Freddy Braidy. After the transfer, Braidy is alleged to have signed unauthorized agreements further licensing the film. The Pettles claim that defendants Sony Pictures, All Channel Films, and Showtime Networks, now hold no legitimate rights to "Bottoms Up."
The plaintiffs want $150,000 in statutory damages, an injunction from further distribution and exhibition, and additional restitution.