Quote from: barrydalgarno on Jun 04, 2021, 01:40:35 PM
So, I'm curious as to the legality of this anthology. Doesn't this count as new Predator content and go against the Thomas Brothers lawsuit? I'm just wondering how this is able to go ahead but everything else involving the Predator is potentially grinding to a halt.
As most would rationalize, the copyright reclaiming includes Predators in AvP. The Thomas Brothers legal claim actually counts both AvP and AVPR as Predator films.
I would assume why this book is proceeding is why anything licensed is proceeding. Titan has the Predator or AvP license already for a specific duration. If their work is interrupted by a preliminary injunction and licenses were frozen, I would suspect the companies that acquired them would seek restitution for damages, perhaps legally if necessary. But until then, it's on them to take advantage of the license they acquired.
What I do believe this lawsuit will do is cause new companies who might be interested in paying for licensing Predator or AvP to take pause, with such a current cloud of uncertainty.