Originally Posted by deadly7
Yes, except the average layperson has no idea what A:TLA is. They would assume, wrongly, that it was associated with the James Cameron Avatar. I've seen copyright suits won for a lot less.
Actually, what Recoil says as it relates to Copyright Law is correct. While titles, names, slogans and short phrases may be the subject of a trademark (provided strict statutory and/or commonlaw requirements are met), they are not copyright-able.
Does this mean that in this hypothetical that Cameron wouldn't object and/or have his legal team on it even although any such claim, if at all, would seemingly lack merit? Of course it doesn't: claims are filed with courts all over the world daily, many of which eventually met with a motion to toss on the basis that they simply lack merit, and such claims are tossed out accordingly. That said, many claims--including the meritless ones--settle for numerous reasons (among them being the reality that not all litigants have equal time, money and/or legal resources to fight a suit, regardless of the suit's merit or lack thereof), such that, in practice, you deadly are also correct.
Originally Posted by Don Carlos
That was a very enlightening and well-written piece. After reading it, I have every confidence in Nolan's ability to make a really cool movie around him. Thank you for sharing it.
+1. An excellent read; I enjoyed it, too.
Originally Posted by RFX45
What? With it publicly known that Nolan will be directing and co-writing again, they could name this "Batmans Shit his Pants" and people will still see it and probably break records. ...
I think you might be right about this.