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2008-10-12 18:00:17

EMI Records and artist Yoko Ono have both withdrawn claims of copyright infringement against the U.S. movie "Expelled," a producer says. Producer John Sullivan said the two claims against Premise Media's "Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed," were based on its use of a portion of singer John Lennon's hit "Imagine," a news release from Premise said Friday. Ono, Lennon's widow, lost a preliminary injunction claim in June in a U.S. District Court case in New York in which she alleged the...

2008-10-10 12:10:00

In the most recent court action involving the controversial movie Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed featuring Ben Stein, Yoko Ono and EMI Records have both withdrawn all claims filed against the filmmakers, Premise Media. Days after the film opened in April, two lawsuits were filed to have the movie pulled from theaters because it uses and critiques 15 seconds of the John Lennon song Imagine. The filmmakers argued that the use of the song was protected by the fair use doctrine. "This legal...

2008-10-07 09:00:33

The Fair Use Project of Stanford Law School's Center for Internet and Society today announced that Yoko Ono and EMI Records have withdrawn all claims filed against Premise Media. The dismissal follows failed attempts by Yoko Ono in federal court and EMI Records in state court to enjoin Premise Media's documentary, "Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed," because it uses a 15-second clip of a John Lennon song. "We're very pleased that all plaintiffs withdrew their claims," said Anthony Falzone,...


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  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
'Jument' ultimately comes from the Latin 'jugum,' yoke.
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