Franchise Rights Arguments Set For Battle On The 13th

Two months ago, entertainment lawyer and Friday The 13th alumn Larry Zerner mentioned that the next step in the court appeal by Horror Inc and Sean Cunningham would come this February. The oral arguments upcoming would bring the rights battle one very big step closer to its conclusion. Now we have a solid date for the arguments as Larry announced on Twitter today.
February 13th should bring some very interesting information for fans and hopefully give some insight to how close we are to finally seeing the end of the dispute between Victor Miller and Sean Cunningham. In just over two weeks, we will have more to tell our readers.

About the Rights Battle
Original Friday The 13th film writer Victor Miller filed a notice of termination of copyright on January 26, 2016 for the script he wrote for the film. The termination of copyright allows Victor monetary compensation for any future Friday The 13th films that are made using aspects of the script he wrote in 1979. This is made possible due to a provision in copyright law that allows the termination of copyright 35 years after the work is completed.

Horror Inc. (the Friday The 13th rights holder) filed a lawsuit against Victor Miller in 2016 to have his copyright termination claim thrown out. Since that time, the rights battle has taken place in the courts.

Read more about the Rights Battle.