JUDGE RULES HARI PUTTAR IS GOOD TO GO

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09.23.08 26 Comments

A court in New Delhi threw out a Warner Brothers lawsuit against Mirchi movies, makers of Hari Puttar: A Comedy of Terrors.  WB had filed suit in August, saying the title was too close to Harry Potter.

Monday’s judgment stated that one of the factors leading to the dismissal was the studio’s delay in filing a suit after filing a notice against Mirchi Movies in 2005 when the banner launched the project.

Regarding the film’s title, the judgment stated that children who read “Harry Potter” books are “a different class of consumer who will not confuse ‘Harry Potter’ with ‘Hari Puttar.’ “

Whoa whoa whoa, buddy, what do you mean “class”?  I thought they were called “castes” in India.  Anyway, to further illustrate his point, the judge invited the dancing condoms into the court to sing a song about how kids are dumb.

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