Friday the 13th legal battle update

Larry Zerner former actor (Shelly from Friday the 13th Part 3D) turned lawyer for the past several years has shared his legal expertise with fans on the ongoing, legal battle happening with the Friday the 13th franchise.

Today on his twitter Zerner shared an update on the ongoing legal battle.

Through the twitter feed (click above) Zerner explains that

Horror, Inc. argued that since the Friday the 13th film has a copyright notice that didn’t list Victor Miller, Victor should have filed an action within 3 years of the film being released and since he didn’t he is time barred.

On June 7th, Victor’s lawyer filed a response pointing out that the copyright notice applies to OWNERSHIP, not AUTHORSHIP, and since Horror, Inc never stated that Victor was not the AUTHOR, the Everly case doesn’t apply.

Let’s hope this legal battle is resolved soon so we can see Jason back on the big screen.

Get your copy of Friday the 13th – The Complete Collection (Scream Factory) on Amazon UK now.

Get your copy of Friday the 13th 8-Movie Collection on Amazon US now.

Friday the 13th getting newly remastered Blu-Ray release

Friday the 13th Producer Sues Warner Bros, Paramount for Profits

Check out our interviews with Friday the 13th Alumni:

Victor Miller (Writer of Friday the 13th)

Harry Manfredini (Composer Friday the 13th)

Adrienne King (Friday the 13th)

Ari Lehman (Friday the 13th)

Robbi Morgan (Friday the 13th)

Thom Mathews (Friday the 13th Part VI)

Tim Mirkovich (Friday the 13th Part VIII)

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