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Paramount receives lawsuit related to “Top Gun: Maverick”, what happened?

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“Top Gun: Maverick”: the return of the character that catapulted Tom Cruise to fame. (Paramount)

Top Gun: Maverick It is on everyone’s lips, be it positive or negative reviews. In short, it has the whole world talking about it and moving the box office worldwide to see it. In this regard, today, Monday, May 6, two weeks after its official premiere on the big screen, the film production and distribution company, Paramount Pictures, has been sued by the family of the author whose article inspired top gun in 1986. This, due to an infringement related to copyright.

Filed in federal court in Los Angeles, the lawsuit’s thesis asserts that Paramount Global did not repurchase the rights to the 1983 article by the Israeli journalist Ehud Jonay, top guns, to the family, before releasing its sequel.

Val Kilmer and Tom Cruise in "Top Gun."  (Paramount)
Val Kilmer and Tom Cruise in “Top Gun.” (Paramount)

In the official claim shosh yonay Y Yuval Yonay (currently residing in Israel and are respectively the widow and son of Ehud), an unspecified compensation for damages is requested; including the benefits of Top Gun: Maverick. In addition, they request that the distribution or adjudication of the film or other sequels be prevented.

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On the other hand, in an official statement paramount made the following statement: “These claims are baseless and we will vigorously defend ourselves.” In the same way, the film studio announced that it obtained the exclusive film rights of Top Gunspublished in May 1983 in California magazine.

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Tom Cruise attending the screening of "Top Gun: Maverick" during the 75th Cannes Film Festival.  (Lionel Hahn-Getty Images)
Tom Cruise attending the screening of “Top Gun: Maverick” during the 75th Cannes Film Festival. (Lionel Hahn-Getty Images)

The Yonays added that paramount pointedly ignored that the copyright reverted to them in January 2020, “ignoring” federal copyright law. They also disclosed that they sent Paramount a cease and desist letter on May 11, but received a negative response about the sequel stemming from the 1983 article.

Flight simulator for "Top Gun: Maverick".  (Paramount)
Flight simulator for “Top Gun: Maverick”. (Paramount)
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Meanwhile, the successful production starring Tom Cruise and directed by Joseph Kosinski, continues to be seen on the big screen worldwide, causing a sensation for each and every one of the details that compose it; including the fresh cast of it. Additional data: Top Gun: Maverick it is Cruise’s highest-grossing film of his career domestically in the United States thus far.

With information from REUTERS.

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