books-stack.jpgIPNews® – The estate of author Mario Puzo on Wednesday lost its bid to invalidate a 1969 agreement granting copyrights in the “Godfather” series of novels to Paramount Pictures Corp.

Paramount is suing the estate for copyright infringement over its plans to publish a prequel to the “Godfather” novels. The estate’s counterclaims seeking to cancel the contract cannot stand because the estate cannot argue that the book publishing rights were both central to the agreement and not included in the transfer of rights to Paramount, a Manhattan federal judge ruled. To continue reading, click: Puzo Estate Can’t Nix “Godfather” Copyright Contract With Paramount