In December, Netflix released its first interactive movie, Black Mirror: Bandersnatch. But now the streaming giant is accused of hijacking the concept and taking it to court.
Netflix A lawsuit was filed against $ 25 million, equivalent to 225 million SEK, by Chooseco LLC for trademark infringement.
The company owns the rights to the popular series Choose Your Adventure of the 1980s and 1990s, which sold 250 million copies.
Chooseco claims that Netflix violated its rights to Black Mirror: Bandersnatch, which was released in December of last year. It is the broadcast giant’s first interactive movie where the viewer is able to choose the main character.
The film includes several references to the “Choose Your Own Adventure” series, depending on the atmosphere.
The Black Mirror series consists of miserable short films, and Chooseco believes the latest movie is “violent and offensive,” which risks scaring potential clients away from their books.
Netflix previously attempted to negotiate rights with Chooseco, but discussions ran aground. The lawsuit was officially filed in the US state of Vermont.
(Finwire / Di Digital)
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