We are used to seeing Apple and other IT companies sued by non-practicing entities or patent trolls almost daily for alleged patent infringements, a real large-scale business with problems that force companies like Apple to face cases that arise. they carry on even for years, with consequent costs of lawsuits.
If so far we have seen the rise of patent lawsuits, with the entry of Apple into the world of Hollywood, the lawsuits concerning the productions for Apple TV + begin to arrive. The first problem of this type concerns "Servant", Apple Originals production with Lauren Ambrose, Toby Kebbell, Rupert Grint and Nell Tiger Free.
Servant a psychological thriller directed by Oscar-nominated director M. Night Shyamalan, which tells the story of a mourning Philadelphia couple after a horrific tragedy created a rift in their marriage and allowed a mysterious force to enter their home. . The series was created by Tony Basgallop, executive producer and writer nominated for the British Academy of Film and Television Arts.
Francesca Gregorini, the director of "La verit su Emanuel" (The Truth About Emanuel), believes that the Apple series is too similar to his film released in 2013. In the film there are some elements similar to those seen in Servant: an introverted and tormented couple for a secret and the suspicious babysitter who feeds a toxic relationship with the child's mother who is actually a doll.
Some scenes, characters and narrative mode, according to Francesca Gregorini are "too similar" to the film she wrote, directed and produced. The complaint was filed in Los Angeles. It will be up to justice to decide in the coming months whether it is plagiarism or not.
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