Prop designer wins legal battle over Star Wars helmet
Prop designer Andrew Ainsworth won a court battle on Wednesday in the United Kingdom against George Lucas over his right to sell replica Stormtrooper helmets. He designed the original costume for the white-clad Stormertroopers in the Star Wars series.
The Supreme Court judges ruled the helmets were functional and not artistic works, and therefore not subject to full copyright laws in the U.K. He is not allowed to export the helmets to the U.S.
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