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A Copyright Claim Against Netflix and the Creators of the Show ‘Outer Banks’ Has Been Dismissed

A federal judge has granted a motion to dismiss a lawsuit against media company Netflix, along with brothers, Josh and Jonas Pate — the creators of the show “Outer Banks” — which was filed by a North Carolina author who says the show infringed on the copyrights of his own book.

Kevin Wooten is the author of the book “Pennywise: The Hunt for Blackbeard’s Treasure!, which was published in 2016. Copies of the book were sold in Wilmington and, according to the lawsuit, that is where Wooten suspects the show’s creators got the idea for the show.

However, attorneys representing Netflix said that the novel and the show ‘differ significantly’ while admitting that both storylines share commonalities.

Read the source article at WECT TV6

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