In Time Lawsuit Settlement

Harlan Ellison’s lawsuit against New Regency and director Andrew Niccol over plagiarism for their film In Time has been settled. Ellison claimed that In Time was based on his 1965 story “Repent, Harlequin! Said The Ticktockman.” Ellison’s original lawsuit asked that all copies of the film be destroyed, its release stopped, and he be paid compensatory damages. The settlement calls for the film’s release to go ahead with an on-screen credit for Ellison.

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(However, see the first comment to this article).

2 Comments

  1. Vincent Cox — November 9, 2011 @ 4:49 pm

    I’m an attorney for Andrew Niccol, writer and director of the film In Time. Ellison’s lawsuit is meritless, there has been no settlement, and the next event in the case will be the motion filed by my client to toss out the plaintiff’s lawsuit.
    It would be fascinating to discover the precise origin of the completely false story that there had been a settlement, but the relative anonymity of the internet makes it a great medium for cowards who derive pleasure from spreading lies.

  2. Michael Walsh — November 10, 2011 @ 10:26 am

    “It would be fascinating to discover the precise origin of the completely false story”

    Ask Eric Shirey … click on the link at the end of the story above, it goes to the story by Eric Shirey that SF Site is using as a source.

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