Stormtrooper copy­right fight

Townsville Bulletin - - News -

THE UK Supreme Court will con­tinue hear­ing to­day a case to de­cide who owns the Bri­tish copy­right of the iconic Stormtrooper uni­form used in the 1977 Star Wars film. Bri­tish prop de­signer Andrew Ainsworth claims he has the right to man­u­fac­ture and sell replica suits be­cause he cre­ated the orig­i­nal prod­uct. But Ge­orge Lu­cas, the film’s di­rec­tor, main­tains he is the legal copy­right owner and is chal­leng­ing Ainsworth’s de­sire to con­tinue mak­ing money from the uni­forms. Ainsworth made the fa­mous white hel­met and suit from 2D draw­ings.

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