Scarlet Pimpernel' Film: Authoress Loses Her Action
Baroness Orczy, the authoress of the book and the play 'The Scarlet Pimpernel' has lost the action she brought against Mr. Fred Terry and his wife, Miss Julia Neilson, claiming film rights. As per the judgment of Mr. Justice Eve, the Copyright Act of 1911, vested cinematograph reproduction rights of the play, in the Terrys. The defendants had no greater interest in it than was contained in the fact that a good deal of the book was introduced into the play. The action did not involve the rights of the plaintiff in her novel, and the position as to her copyright was unassailable.
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