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James Cameron

My Billions Are Safe

Wins 'Avatar' Theft Case

1/20/2014 11:35 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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James Cameron is not a script-stealing thief ... and does NOT have to pay billions of dollars from "Avatar" profits ... because he just won a HUGE lawsuit, TMZ has learned.

TMZ broke the story ... science fiction writer Bryant Moore sued Cameron for $2.5 billion back in 2011 -- claiming he had come up with the basic premise behind "Avatar" ... and Cameron jacked it.

Now, according to court docs a federal judge just shut down Moore's suit ... saying the plots of his projects were "palpably different" from "Avatar."

The judge also said the similarities that do exist -- sci-fi with a love story -- are too vague to be protected.

Bottom line ... Moore isn't getting his hands on any of the $2.78 billion "Avatar" made worldwide.

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BLUE UGLY 💩    

Now he can focus on being a s***bag who cheats on his wives

214 days ago
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static    

I'll sleep better tonight knowing that.

214 days ago
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KrissyL47    

Fern Gully?

214 days ago
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nof    

MORE James Cameron's = FEWER Nuisance Suits.

Nice to see Hollywood fighting back.

214 days ago
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nof    

Dude, next time?

Go after someone NOT named James Cameron.

214 days ago
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nof    

...right after Cameron swiped...

... TITANIC/TERMINATOR from him.

214 days ago
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me    

Such a stupid lawsuit. Everyone knows he stole it from Pocahontas, not Fern Gully.

214 days ago
8.

Truth is    

Show me a rich man and I'll show you a criminal

214 days ago
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Timmy Boy    

Let me get this straight. So the guy was suing for ALLL the proficts generated by the film. Bwahhh hah hah...
Greedy SOB

214 days ago
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Kristinajp    

Lol....pretty much every type of movie has a love story attached to it. How do you think guys get their women to go to some of these stupid movies? As much as I love movies it's getting to the point that the political left brain washing is so obvious I've been disgusted on too many occasions leaving the theater these days. This movie especially....I would he walked out had I been alone. The whole idea of the bad guys invading their country for their precious energy source was too close to the whole Bush invading Iraq not because saddam was an evil person but because we wanted their precious oil. BS. I AM SO SICK OF THIS crap. Last week on Criminal Minds evidently your an atheist if you read Ayn Rand books. Well I'm no atheist and I love Atlas Shrugged, I'm against big government and over taxation. ..the little people who pay all these inflated prices on their groceries and gases, they can barely afford to feed their kids yet this administration says they are only taxing the rich. Just an Fyi. ..If you took every can't the rich had total it wouldn't run this government even a week. You all fools, they are using you for your vote just to get power and you let them. Education is the best thing you can do learn from history, and me sure you buy books that are at least 10 yrs old.

214 days ago
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pattycake    

dirty wealth hoarder..stfu.. disgusting

214 days ago
12.

JuanRambo    

$2.5 Billion? Seriously... Lol

214 days ago
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I'm a lawyer!!    

Why not ask for $22 Gazillion?!?!?!?!

214 days ago
14.

DrTyrell    

Now he needs to pay off the Doctor Who writers for the episode KINDA. That's where the script and entire concept came from. Look it up "Avatar Kinda."

213 days ago
15.

Pure Evil    

Greatest action director of all time.

213 days ago
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