• The "Choose Your Own Adventure" Book Publisher Sues Netflix Over BLACK MIRROR: BANDERSNATCH

    2 monthes ago - By GeekTyrant

    Looks like the “Choose Your Own Adventure” book publisher, Chooseco LLC, isn't happy with Netflix's interactive film Black Mirror: Bandersnatch. The publisher has filed a lawsuit against Netflix alleging that the movie infringes on its trademarks. As many of you already know, Bandersnatch allows the viewers to make choices for the characters throughout the story affecting the direction of it which will lead to a number of possible endings. It's actually a pretty cool experience. The publisher alleges that Netflix “deliberately exploited the brand awareness of its book series to launch the...
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  • Netflix sued for trademark infringement by 'Choose Your Own Adventure' publishers

    Netflix sued for trademark infringement by 'Choose Your Own Adventure' publishers

    2 monthes ago - By Gamasutra

    Netflix is being sued by Chooseco LLC, known for publishing the "Choose Your Own Adventure" novels popular in the 1980s and 90s, for alleged trademark infringement in 'Bandersnatch'. ...
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  • Children's book publisher sues Netflix over ‘Black Mirror: Bandersnatch'

    Children's book publisher sues Netflix over ‘Black Mirror: Bandersnatch'

    2 monthes ago - By MobileSyrup

    A children's book publisher has sued Netflix for using the phrase “Choose Your Own Adventure” while promoting its immersive film Black Mirror: Bandersnatch. According to a January 11th, 2019 Hollywood Reporter story, U.S.-based publisher Chooseco filed documents in Vermont arguing that the publisher has used the phrase since the 1980s and has sold more than 265 million copies of its Choose Your Own Adventure books. Chooseco added that 20th Century Fox currently holds an “options contract to develop an interactive series” and that Netflix has been actively pursuing the licence since 2016...
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  • Netflix sued by Choose Your Own Adventure publishers over Black Mirror: Bandersnatch

    Netflix sued by Choose Your Own Adventure publishers over Black Mirror: Bandersnatch

    2 monthes ago - By The Verge

    The publisher of the Choose Your Own Adventure book series is suing Netflix over its interactive Black Mirror episode Bandersnatch. Chooseco filed its lawsuit against Netflix today in a Vermont court, accusing Netflix of willfully infringing on the “Choose Your Own Adventure” trademark and claiming that the episode is so dark it will tarnish the books' reputation.
    The complaint, as published by Polygon , claims that Netflix started trying to license the Choose Your Own Adventure name starting in 2016. While the companies engaged in “extensive negotiations,” Netflix allegedly didn't get the...
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  • Netflix's Bandersnatch Being Sued By Choose Your Own Adventure Book Publisher

    Netflix's Bandersnatch Being Sued By Choose Your Own Adventure Book Publisher

    2 monthes ago - By GameInformer

    Netflix's Bandersnatch is one of the biggest instances of interactive fiction hitting the mainstream in the last few years. Players can decide how the story proceeds in big and small ways and might make some older viewers remember the heyday of the Choose Your Own Adventure genre of books. Those usually youth-oriented books would give readers choices for how they want the narrative to proceed and task them with flipping to a specific page to pick up based on their choice. I had a bunch of Mario-themed ones and would then inevitably fail by reading them in the car and turning to the wrong...
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  • Netflix faces trademark suit over Black Mirror: Bandersnatch - CNET

    2 monthes ago - By CNET

    Publisher of the Choose Your Own Adventure series doesn't want anything to do with Bandersnatch.
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  • 'Choose Your Own Adventure' publisher sues Netflix over 'Bandersnatch'

    2 monthes ago - By Engadget

    Netflix's choose-your-own-adventure style film Black Mirror: Bandersnatch is the subject of a new lawsuit, brought against the streaming giant by Chooseco LLC. The company is known for publishing the "Choose Your Own Adventure" book series popular in...
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  • Netflix faces $25 million lawsuit over ‘Black Mirror: Bandersnatch'

    2 monthes ago - By TechCrunch

    If you watched Netflix's latest ‘Black Mirror' production, there's no doubt it reminded you of the “Choose Your Own Adventure” books. Now, the publisher that owns the trademark to “Choose Your Own Adventure,” Chooseco, LLC, is suing Netflix. The publisher is alleging trademark infringement, The Hollywood Reporter first reported .
    In the complaint , Chooseco says Netflix “used the mark willfully and intentionally to capitalize on viewers' nostalgia for the original book series from the 1980s and 1990s. The film's dark and, at times, disturbing content dilutes the goodwill for and positive...
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