Lucas to sue Star Wars designer
By WENN world entertainment news - 33 minutes ago
Filmmaker George Lucas is suing a British designer who created the costumes for his Star Wars films.
Andrew Ainsworth designed the storm-trooper helmets and was paid GBP35 each for 50 helmets made for the 1977 film.
But he says he owns the merchandising rights and is entitled to a multi-million dollar pay off.
In 2004 he sold copies of the outfits for GBP1,800 each - but was stopped by Lucas who claims he owns the copyright.
But Ainsworth has hit back claiming the copyright has expired because the uniforms were industrial design, not art.
The U.S. court case is expected to last 10 days.
heh - "industrial design not art" sounds more like a description of the PT/SE to me ;)