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A Manhattan federal court rejected Yoko Ono Lennon's attempt to enjoin the further showing and distribution of Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed on the ground that film used fifteen seconds of the John Lennon song Imagine.
EMI Records filed a nearly identical claim in state court based on the film's use of the sound recording, and demanded a nearly identical injunction. Tthe state court denied EMI's request for an injunction. Read more » about Lennon v. Premise Media - Order Denying EMI's Request for an Injunction
U.S. District Court Judge Pauley ruled that Plaintiffs Ralph Vargas and Bland- Ricky Roberts must pay Defendants BT and East West Communications $175,000 in attorneys' fees and costs. Read more » about Vargas v. BT - Order Granting Fee Motion
The Court held that the producers and distributors of Expelled are likely to prevail on their fair use defense and denied Plaintiffs' motion for a preliminary injunction in its entirety. Read more » about Lennon v. Premise Media - Order Denying Plaintiffs' Motion for a Preliminary Injunction