It's worth noting that Bandersnatch is certainly not the first example featuring choose-your-own-adventure styled storytelling, with various video games having incorporated choice-based storylines as well (think Until Dawn). But the publishers behind the long-running Choose Your Own Adventure series of books is claiming their brand had been unfairly used.
Black Mirror creators may have wanted viewers to choose their own adventure on Bandersnatch, but they ended up somewhere unexpected-in a lawsuit with the owners of the "Choose Your Own Adventure" trademark. The movie was billed as a "choose your own adventure" tale, even though the company largely refrained from actually using that phrase in the marketing. A character even says "it's a "Choose Your Own Adventure" book".
Chooseco is demanding at least $25 million in damages or Netflix's profits, whichever figure is higher. This idea does make some sense, considering the more than 265 million copies of the books have been sold over the years.
Chooseco claims the "grim content" included in Black Mirror: Bandersnatchtarnishes their name and the dark themes in the film are too mature for their audience.
The plaintiff said 20th Century Fox now holds an options contract to develop an interactive series based on the books, which allow readers to influence the story they are reading by turning to different pages.
Netflix didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.
Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne speaks to the press at the Australian embassy in Bangkok , Thailand, January 10, 2019. Surachate discussed Alqunun's situation on Tuesday with Saudi Charge d'Affaires in Thailand Abdalelah Mohammed A.
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Dozens of women have accused Weinstein of rape and sexual misconduct that allegedly took place over decades. ET confirms that Ashley Judd's sexual harassment claim against the 66-year-old producer has been released.
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It has been linked to genetics and can be triggered by certain diseases (for example, Ménière's disease) and viral infections. The site says an estimated 3,000 people in the US are affected - so just one out of every 12,000 cases of hearing loss .
Many casual users will be happy to pay an additional fee for a premium, shared service with a greater number of concurrent users. Synamedia says the system has already begun trials, though no official release date has been set as of yet.
These ultra-dense remnants still emit thermal radiation as they cool, and are visible to astronomers as rather faint objects. Our sun is also expected to end its life in the same manner, crystallizing like a jewel in about 10 billion years.
Sheila Fitzgerald, the mayor of the Atlantic coastal town, also expressed concern for the well-being of the harp seals. Brendon Fitzpatrick, the mayor of nearby Conche, has been documenting the stuck seals on Twitter.
Donald Trump teases changes for H-1B visa holders
Democrats say the wall project, which carries a total price tag of more than $20 billion, is expensive, ineffective and immoral. Trump campaigned for president on a promise to crack down on immigrants, who he said took jobs away from U.S. citizens.
Knicks, Kings discussing Enes Kanter-Zach Randolph trade
But if the Knicks can manage to sneak Courtney Lee or Tim Hardaway Jr . into a deal, this trade would become a home run. Kanter is on an expiring $18.6 million contract, while Randolph's is worth $11.6 million, northjersey.com noted.
U.S. cancer death rate hits milestone
But cancer is the leading cause of death in many states and among Hispanics, Asian Americans and people under 80 years of age. Leukemia accounts for nearly a third (28%) of all childhood cancers, followed by brain and other nervous system tumors (26%).
'Criminal Minds' to end with Season 15
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Apple plans to launch three new iPhone models this year
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B.C. telescope picks up mysterious repeating fast radio burst
The CHIME telescope in British Columbia will search our universe for phenomena such as fast radio bursts , pulsars and more. The project wasn't yet living up to its full potential, suggesting that there are plenty more bursts to be discovered.