THE LITIGATION ISN’T OVER for Expelled, Ben Stein’s anti-science documentary. As we reported earlier, Expelled: Yoko Ono’s Injunction Request Denied, Yoko Ono’s lost her motion for a preliminary injunction against the producers of Expelled for using copyrighted work without permission — John Lennon’s “Imagine.”
According to this article in Scientific American, Yoko says oh no to Expelled, the litigation will continue. Excerpt:
Ono says she plans to appeal the ruling. “It’s a pity that this decision weakens the rights of all copyright owners,” she said in a statement. “One of the most basic rights I control by reviewing and choosing licenses is the right to say no. The filmmakers simply looted me of the ability to do so.”
Meanwhile, the film seems to have vanished from the theaters. Not exactly expelled from theaters, just gone — because the film has so far been a money-losing box-office failure.