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Supreme Court revives 'Raging Bull' copyright suit
Supreme Court revives 'Raging Bull' copyright suit

The Supreme Court revived a copyright lawsuit against MGM over recent profits from the 1980 film "Raging Bull," ruling that the heirs of writers and composers may wait decades before seeking royalties from the re-release of a famous work. The court's 6-3 decision Monday allows Paula Petrella, whose father, Frank, wrote a 1963 screenplay depicting the life of boxing champion Jake LaMotta, to pursue her case in court. She renewed the copyright on this work in 1991, but waited until 2009 to sue the movie studio for a share of the profits from the movie. The ruling is a setback for studios and could prove significant in an era when old hits are repeatedly revived. ...

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