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Lucas Loses Copyright Fight Over Stormtroopers

Helmet designer can keep selling replicas: UK Supreme Court

(Newser) - For at least one day, the force is not with George Lucas. The head of the Star Wars empire has lost a lawsuit against a prop designer over the right to sell replica Imperial Stormtrooper helmets, reports the BBC . The UK Supreme Court ruled that Andrew Ainsworth—who designed the... More »

Stormtrooper Designer, Lucas Head to Court

Lucasfilm plays hardball with costume creator over rights

(Newser) - George Lucas and the man who invented the stormtrooper costume are headed for a court battle over who has the right to make it, the Guardian reports. Lucasfilm is suing British prop designer Andrew Ainsworth, who recently discovered his original stormtrooper molds, and began selling replicas for some $3,600... More »

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