Bloomberg Law
Jan. 3, 2020, 6:56 PM

Netflix Sued for Showing Curacao Map in 2012 Bruce Willis Movie

Kyle Jahner
Kyle Jahner
IP Reporter

The producer and two streamers of a 2012 movie starring Bruce Willis and Rebecca Hall infringed the copyright of a map of Curacao shown in the film, a lawsuit filed in Texas federal court alleged.

Mapmaker Victor Baker accused producer Penguin Random House LLC of using the antique-style map in the background of several scenes in “Lay the Favorite” without permission, and Amazon Technologies Inc. and Netflix Inc. of distributing the infringement. Baker’s company, One Treasure Ltd., sells his maps as large, printed copies to tourists, his Jan. 2 complaint alleged.

The complaint, filed in the U.S. District Court for ...

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