Suit: Spielberg Copied Hitchcock

Copyright owner says Disturbia rips off Rear Window
By Elizabeth Wolff,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 9, 2008 10:12 AM CDT
Suit: Spielberg Copied Hitchcock
In this photo originally provided by Paramount Pictures, Shia LeBeouf in a scene from "Disturbia."    (AP Photo)

Steven Spielberg ripped off Rear Window when he made last year’s thriller Disturbia, a lawsuit filed yesterday alleges. The 1954 Alfred Hitchcock classic was based on a 1942 short story, and the owner of the rights to the story has sued for compensation from Spielberg, DreamWorks, and Paramount Pictures, the AP reports. The defendants declined comment. (More Steven Spielberg stories.)

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