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Facebook Hosts Ongoing Public Debate Over Original Sculptor Credit for Star Wars Stormtrooper (Andrew Ainsworth or Liz Moore & Brian Muir)

March 16, 2011 by · 2 Comments 

Amid the topics of copyright ownership, enforcement of a U.S. judgment in the UK, determination of “works of art”, and other issues as featured in mainstream media reports about the ongoing legal battle between Lucasfilm LTD (LFL) and Andrew Ainsworth and his Shepperton Design Studios (SDS), what has not garnered as much focus is the debate over which artist originally sculpted the iconic stormtrooper helmet design that was adopted for use in Star Wars: A New Hope and the films that followed.  Read more

UK Mainstream Media Report on Lucasfilm vs. Ainsworth Star Wars Stormtrooper Helmet Copyright Lawsuit on Eve of Supreme Court Case

March 6, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

As reported two months ago (see “Lucasfilm vs. Ainsworth Legal Battle Continues in 2011; UK Supreme Court Case To Be Heard in March”), the dispute between Lucasfilm and the British prop maker who built the stormtrooper helmets used in Star Wars: A New Hope will be heard by the United Kingdom Supreme Court beginning tomorrow. Read more

Lucasfilm vs. Ainsworth Legal Battle Continues in 2011; UK Supreme Court Case To Be Heard in March

January 6, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Website TheLawyer.com has this week published two articles with regards to the copyright legal battle between Lucasfilm Limited and Andrew Ainsworth of Shepperton Design Studios over the sale of unlicensed replica Star Wars props and costumes. Read more

Court of Appeal in England Rules in Favor of Andrew Ainsworth in Lucasfilm’s Star Wars “Stormtrooper Helmet” Copyright Legal Battle

December 16, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

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Today the High Court of Justice, Court of Appeal in England ruled in favor of Andrew Ainsworth of Shepperton Design Studios in his breach of copyright legal battle with Lucasfilm Limited over the sale of unlicensed replica Star Wars props and costumes.  Read more

Lucasfilm Strikes Back Against Andrew Ainsworth In Trademark, Copyright Dispute Over Movie Prop Stormtrooper Helmets

November 3, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

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After a more than year long hiatus, today the Associated Press and other mainstream media outlets have renewed their coverage of the Lucasfilm legal dispute over the trademark and copyright of the Stormtrooper helmet and other helmets and armor produced for Star Wars: A New HopeRead more

Battlestar Galactica Original Prop Auction II Update – Shipping and Fulfillment Costs/Details

May 5, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

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One of the few missteps with the first Battlestar Galactica auction concerned post auction shipping costs and fulfillment (see Propworx/Battlestar Galactica: Post Auction Event Update).  With this second event just days away, PropWorx CEO Alec Peters has published the details concerning shipping and fulfillment for this next event, so all interested bidders are armed with very clear and detailed information.  Read more

Battlestar Galactica Original Prop Auction II Update – Print Edition of Second Catalog Available

May 2, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

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As noted last month (see Live Event Catalog Available Online), the online PDF version of the catalog for the second Battlestar Galactica auction event has been made available for this month’s auction in Pasadena, May 8th-10th.  Collectors started receiving the print edition in the mail in the past week or so, and I received a comp copy from PropWorx, so I thought I’d share my observations, as done with the first catalog published in January. Read more

Battlestar Galactica Original Prop Auction II Update – Live Event Catalog Available Online

April 21, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

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The electronic version of the Propworx auction catalog for their second upcoming Battlestar Galactica prop auction is available for download – the live event is is scheduled for May 8-10, 2009 in Pasadena, CA. Read more

Final Battlestar Galactica Original Prop & Costume Live Auction Set for May 8th-10th in Pasadena

April 6, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

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Propworx has published a new press release about their second and final Battlestar Galactica original prop and costume live auction event.  It is scheduled for May 8th-10th, 2009 at the Pasadena Convention Center.  Below is the official press release. Read more

Battlestar Galactica Live Auction Day One: Impressions of The Event, Propworx, & The Auction Network Service

January 17, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

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Today was the first of Propworx’s two day auction of assets from the television series, Battlestar Galactica. The first 400 of 800 items were sold at auction live in Pasadena and online via the Auction Network.  I was very impressed with Propworx’s handling of the event as well as the Auction Network bidding service. Read more

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