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To the Rescue in Tunisia: Stormtroopers?

Country looks to 'Star Wars' to rescue tourism

(Newser) - Imperial stormtroopers are set to march through Tunisia's capital tomorrow as part of a new effort to attract tourists and burnish the image of this North African country. The Tunisian National Office for Tourism has teamed up with the country's own Star Wars fan club to stage its... More »

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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