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First off today, Noah Dominguez at CBR reports that the future for a Breakfast at Tiffany’s reboot may be decided by a court of law as Paramount is butting heads with the Truman Capote Literary Trust over the future of the project.
The two sides have been in discussions since at least early 2020 when they tried to reach an agreement to make a Breakfast at Tiffany’s TV series, but those negotiations feel through in May that year when Paramount decided to make a movie instead of a TV series.
According to the Trust, Paramount simply waited too long to utilize the rights and, therefore, lost them. However, Paramount says that no hard time limit was set in the original movie deal and that leaves the contract open to interpretation. As such, it will likely be a court that decides the future of Breakfast at Tiffany’s whether we’ll see it in a movie or a TV show.
2: Google Opens Paid-for Australia News Platform in Drive to Undercut Canberra’s Content Payment Law
Next up today, Colin Packham at Reuters reports that Google has launched their News Showcase platform in Australia, in a bid to highlight news that the company pays for and show that Australia’s planned law is “unnecessary”.
At issue is a draft law in Australia that would require Google and Facebook to pay Australian publishers and broadcasters for their content when it’s included in search results. Google has pushed back against this, saying the law is both unworkable and unnecessary.
News Showcase has already launched in Brazil and Germany and was supposed to launch in Australia back in June. However, Google delayed that plan due to the legal rumblings about the new possible law.
Finally today, Liz Roscher at Yahoo! Sports reports that basketball superstar LeBron James is settling a copyright infringement lawsuit over his use of a professional photographer’s photo on his Facebook feed.
The lawsuit began when photographer Stephen Mitchell sued James over the use of an image he took on James’ Facebook page. James then turned around and filed a countersuit seeking $1 million in attorney’s fees.
However, shortly after a judge ordered James to attend a settlement conference in person, something James had been hesitant to do, the two sides quickly reached a settlement. The details of the settlement are unknown.