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Shepperton Design Studios Wins UK Fight

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    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 9 Staff Member Administrator

    May 25, 2002
    A prop designer who made the original Stormtrooper helmets for Star Wars has won his battle with director George Lucas over his right to sell replicas.

    Andrew Ainsworth, 62, of south west London successfully argued the costumes were functional not artistic works, and so not subject to full copyright laws.

    Judges at the Supreme Court upheld a 2009 Court of Appeal decision allowing Mr Ainsworth to continue selling them.

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