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Apple’s ‘Tetris’ Movie Plagiarizes Tech Writer’s Book, Sparks Lawsuit

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Apple’s ‘Tetris’ Movie Plagiarizes Tech Writer’s Book, Sparks Lawsuit

Title: Apple’s Tetris Movie Accused of Copyright Infringement in Lawsuit

A recent lawsuit filed by Dan Ackerman, editor-in-chief of technology news website Gizmodo, accuses Apple, the Tetris Company, and others of adapting his book without permission for the movie “Tetris.” The lawsuit alleges copyright infringement and unfair competition. This article delves into the details of the case and analyzes its potential implications.


The Allegations:
Dan Ackerman claims that his book, titled “The Tetris Effect: The Game That Hypnotized the World,” was copied by the Tetris Company for their film adaptation. According to Ackerman, he submitted his book to the company in 2016, but they refused to license his intellectual property for any related projects. Instead, they allegedly used sections from his book without permission in creating the script for the movie.

Apple’s Involvement:
The movie “Tetris” premiered on Apple TV in March. While Apple has not responded to requests for comments regarding this lawsuit, it is named as a defendant alongside the Tetris Company. Ackerman seeks monetary damages equal to at least 6% of the film’s $80 million production budget.

Legal Implications:
Ackerman’s lawsuit accuses both Apple and the Tetris Company of copyright infringement, unfair competition, and illegal interference with business relationships. If proven true, these allegations could have severe consequences for both companies involved.

The Book:
“The Tetris Effect: The Game That Hypnotized the World” offers an intriguing account of how this popular puzzle game emerged during Soviet times and explores its global licensing rights struggles within a Cold War backdrop filled with political intrigue. Ackerman claims that numerous sections and events specific to his book were borrowed directly for use in the movie.

Author’s Perspective:
Ackerman’s attorney emphasizes that this lawsuit aims to rectify a wrong by bringing respect and fairness to someone whose labor, diligence, and intellectual property deserve recognition under the law. By seeking legal action, Ackerman hopes to protect his rights as an author and ensure that his work is not exploited without permission.

The lawsuit filed by Dan Ackerman against Apple and the Tetris Company alleges copyright infringement and unfair competition in relation to the movie “Tetris.” While both companies are yet to respond publicly, this case raises important questions about intellectual property rights in the entertainment industry. It serves as a reminder of the significance of respecting authors’ creative works and could potentially set a precedent for future cases involving similar claims.

Disclaimer: The information presented in this article is based on public records and allegations made in a lawsuit. For official statements or updates on the case, please refer to the source.

Source: According to the source.

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