Lovelace biopic gets green signal for release
London: A New York judge has rejected the attempt to block the release of a biopic of adult film actress Linda Lovelace by the company that owns the rights her most famous movie.
US District Judge Thomas Griesa has dismissed a 10 million dollars (6.45million pounds) claim by Arrow Productions, which enables the film to open in the US on Friday, the BBC reported.
Arrow filed its copyright action in Manhattan on Tuesday, claiming that it had not been approached "for a license to use its intellectual property".
It also said that more than five minutes of the footage was copyrighted material taken from Linda Lovelace`s porn movie `Deep Throat`, and had been used "without license or permission".
Arrow`s legal action has also revealed that it had licensed Deep Throat to Inferno, another film about Lovelace which, before being abandoned, was supposed to star Lindsay Lohan.
Millennium Films` Mark Gill stated that Arrow Productions` complaint was transparent about its desire to control discussion about Deep Throat and to hinder projects that would compete with theirs.
Gill added that the production house believes that this case was an insult to the legal safeguards in place maintaining their right to freedom of speech.
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