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Settlement Reached in Wyrd Sisters Legal Battle Against WB

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Posted by: Edward
March 28, 2010, 02:13 PM

The Toronto Sun is reporting the lawsuit filed by Canadain folk band The Wyrd Sisters against Warner Bros. has been quietly settled.  Details of the settlement have not been disclosed, for both parties are "subject to a confidentiality clause that prevents either side from revealing what, if any, money has changed hands."  As readers will recall, this settlement concludes a five-year long legal battle originated in mid-2005 when the band filed suit against WB claiming the use of the name "The Weird Sisters," which was never used in the "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" film, harmed their reputation.  Following a ruling on the original trademark infringement lawsuit, the band was ordered to pay a judgement of $140,000 to WB for various legal fees.

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58 Comments

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3187 Points

i didn’t even know about this little squabble….at least it’s settled now, though!

Posted by harrygetsme on March 29, 2010, 12:26 AM report to moderator
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679 Points

I guess the wyrd sisters finally paid for all their extra PR… they deserved it

Posted by Evagirl on March 29, 2010, 05:59 AM report to moderator
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1189 Points

wow, can people sink any lower? honestly the Wyrd Sisters should just calm down, i mean who cares? just because 5 less people came to their show doesn’t mean they can’t still play music

Posted by HalfBloodPrincesss (Jenna Evans) on March 29, 2010, 10:10 AM report to moderator
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705 Points

this is just silly

Posted by Hermione_Granger_Weasley on March 29, 2010, 02:37 PM report to moderator
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Some one mentioned Terry Pratchett and 1988 – go back even further. The Weird Sisters appear in Shakespeare’s Macbeth, not to mention Chaucer, the history of the fair folk where they are the goddesses of destiny, and Scandanavian mythology. Just to name a few even older than 1988.

The suit is just plain goofy.

Posted by Xyra44 on March 29, 2010, 03:50 PM report to moderator
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354 Points

Some people are just stupid. Their names are not even spelled the same.

Posted by Hermionerules!1844 on March 29, 2010, 04:28 PM report to moderator
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1317 Points

I thought their spelling “Wyrd” was pronounced Wired. Some folks will do anything for money and to make a name for themselves. Hope it cost them a bundle.

Posted by hewy on March 29, 2010, 07:06 PM report to moderator
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118 Points

I’m not a lawyer, but how could it be copyright infringement when the spelling is different? And how could anyone think that using the name of their band in Harry Potter would HARM their reputation?

Posted by iamminerva on March 29, 2010, 08:45 PM report to moderator
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Thats just odd. Before now I hadn’t even heard of this.

Posted by LunaLuver on March 30, 2010, 04:36 AM report to moderator
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That’s pretty stupid. It wasn’t even in the movie in the first place, but even if it was in the movie, it’s not spelled the same, and I think that it would probably just attract more listners.

Posted by chrissyweasley99 on March 30, 2010, 08:01 PM report to moderator
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3134 Points

What-the-heck-ever … NEXT!

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I think this is all to promote the Wyrd Sisters, so they get more contriversy and more people will know about them and they’ll get more listeners. But did anyone else doubt that this whole lawsuit thing was stupid in the first place?

Posted by LoveTomRiddle [ROAR] on March 31, 2010, 09:25 AM report to moderator
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1373 Points

haha! it’s so stupid! :)

Posted by Pollytomat on April 05, 2010, 03:41 AM report to moderator
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