Michigan's Michael Moore Sued over Copyright Involving 'Fahrenheit 11/9' Film

August 20, 2021, 7:15 AM

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Michigan filmmaker Michael Moore has been sued before. One time James Nichols, brother of Oklahoma bomber Terry Nichols, sued Moore, saying he didn't like the way he was portrayed in the film "Bowling for Columbine."  In 2005, the suit was dismissed by a federal judge in Detroit.

Now Flint businessman Darick Clemons sues Moore in federal court over a copyright issue.

Clemons says he used a phone to record then-President Barack Obama arriving in Flint on May 4, 2016, and posted it on YouTube, Mark Hicks of The Detroit News reports. The suit says Moore used the video in his 2018 documentary “Fahrenheit 11/9.” Clemons filed for a federal copyright this past May and got it the next day, the suit says.

Clemons seeks an unspecified payment. 

Read more:  The Detroit News

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