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Now THIS is going to be interesting!
The idea of property and intellectual property is sometimes difficult to define, especially in things that aren't really tangible. So when we hear that Teller from Penn & Teller is suing someone over his trick called Shadows, our ear perk up!
The lawsuit was filed in Nevada against Dutch entertainer Gerard Dogge for allegedly ripping off the trick — one that Teller actually copyrighted in 1983!
This whole thing came about when Dogge uploaded a video of himself to youtube performing his work entitled "The Rose & Her Shadow," and was posted with an advertisement offering to sell the magic trick to consumers.
Not gonna happen! Teller then instructed his attorneys to send a DMCA takedown notice, and contacted Dogge by phone to request personally to cease all use and offers.
Then he sweetened it and offered to pay, when he didn't even have to. Dogge refused and wanted more money, which led to the lawsuit!
The magician dramz! The suspense!
Ha! It sounds like Teller will have no real trouble at all, but we'd still like to know the outcome!