A popular film favorite among lawyers and law students is the 1992 Oscar-winning comedy, My Cousin Vinny. The film features Joe Pesci as a quick-witted but hapless attorney defending two innocent New York teens from a capital murder charge in the Deep South. It was fitting, then, that a film about law and justice would be used as a guinea pig in Hollywood's most aggressive attempt to enforce its copyrights against unauthorized Bollywood remakes of Hollywood movies.
Is Bollywood Unlawfully Copying Hollywood? Why? What has Been Done About It? And How Can It Be Stopped?,
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