Date: 9th July 2004

Hit movie 'copy' claim rejected

A professor's claim that Hollywood blockbuster The Day After Tomorrow plagiarised his novel has been rejected by a court in Germany.
The movie and Ubaldo di Benedetto's 1993 novel Polar Day 9 were based upon "entirely different stories", Cologne state court ruled on Wednesday.

Both film and book are set against the background of an approaching Ice Age.

Di Benedetto wanted cinema signs to say the movie was based upon his book, written under pseudonym Kyle Donner.

Source: Press Release



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