dolce_vitasx390International Media Films recently sued Michael Lucas for copyright infringement in producing one of the most expensive porn films ever made, La Dolce Vita, a clear homage (homo-mage?) to the Fellini classic. IMF, however, could not prove ownership of the Fellini film which Judge Koeltl ruled is “possibly[sic]… in the public domain.”

Michael Lucas triumphantly booms:

I’m proud that my company won a case of such magnitude. We believed strongly that we hadn’t done anything wrong even before we learned, through the meticulous, extensive and expensive fieldwork of our lawyers, that IMF doesn’t even own the movie it went to court over. Of course I can only guess at my opponents’ motivations, but if they thought that they could get a quick payday by walking all over a porn company, they were sorely mistaken. I am very proud that my company had the professionalism, the quality legal advice and the financial resources to stand up to this bullying.

It may be a cinematic achievement in its own right (Haven’t seen it. Anyone?), but it’s strange that the issue of copyright even comes up. Wouldn’t this be satire? |Advocate|