James Cameron Prevails Again in ‘Avatar’ Plagiarism Suit

Originally posted on Variety:

Director James Cameron has prevailed in another “Avatar” plagiarism suit with a Maryland judge tossing out the action.

The suit by Bryant Moore claimed that Cameron had used his screenplays and drawings to create the 2009 blockbuster.

U.S. District court Judge Roger Titus granted Cameron’s motion for summary judgment last week. The jurist found there was no evidence to suggest that Cameron had access to Moore’s works or that Cameron used anything of Moore’s in creating “Avatar.”

It was the third such case to be dismissed in the past year with separate claims brought by Gerald Marowski and by Eric Ryder dismissed on the basis Cameron independently created “Avatar.”

“Sadly, a cottage industry has arisen of fortune hunting plaintiffs seeking to ‘strike it rich’ by claiming their ideas were the basis for ‘Avatar,’” Cameron said. “As I have previously stated, ‘Avatar’ was my most personal film, drawing upon themes and…

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