Could “Top Gun: Maverick” Be Pulled from Theaters Due to a Copyright Claim?

A copyright lawsuit is seeking to have “Top Gun: Maverick” pulled from theaters.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the complaint ‘was filed by Shosh and Yuval Yonay, the heirs to the author of the 1983 California magazine story, Ehud Yonay, entitled “Top Guns” that the original movie was based on.’

The lawsuit, which is based on a provision in copyright law that allows authors to reclaim the rights to their works after 35 years, claims that Paramount “consciously failed” to secure a new license to the film prior to its release. Paramount said in a statement, “These claims are without merit, and we will defend ourselves vigorously.” 


(Hollywood Reporter)

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