Popular Hollywood blogger Nikki Finke has filed a lawsuit against BoxOfficeWorld.com. Apparently BoxOfficeWorld.com lifts articles from Finke’s Deadline.com verbatim. Deadline.com is owned by Mail.com Media Corp.
Mail.com filed a copyright infringement lawsuit at the U.S. District Court in Los Angeles against Arthur Meyerovich and Alina Kaganovsky, the owners of BoxOfficeWorld.com.
“Defendants have copied countless original and copyrighted articles from Deadline and posted these articles verbatim on Box Office World,” stated the complaint filed by Finke. “By stealing Deadline’s content, defendants have generated Internet traffic, earned advertising revenue, and sold products that they otherwise would not have but for their theft of Deadline’s content.”
The complaint listed 21 examples of Deadline.com stories that were stolen including “Lucas Converting ‘Star Wars Saga’ to 3D” and “It’s Official: Fox Cancels ‘Lone Star.'”
This isn’t the first company Finke has taken to court. Fink sued Etrade for a recording and Women’s Wear Daily for lifting content. Finke was also in a legal conflict with HBO because they are developed a comedy called Tilda. Tilda is about a female Hollywood blogger that is similar to Finke.
[The Hollywood Reporter]