SAN FRANCISCO – An entity that provides classes in the film industry for people with developmental disabilities alleged that its curriculum is being used without its permission.

Alisa Wolf and Actors for Autism filed a complaint on June 15 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California against Futures Explored, doing business Golden Hill Films, and Does 1-50 alleging copyright infringement and unfair competition.

According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that they suffered damages to their business as a result of their copyrighted works being used without their authority by the defendants. The plaintiffs hold Futures Explored and Does 1-50 responsible because the defendants allegedly used plaintiff's copyright program curriculum for their own programs in 2013.

The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek general damages, punitive damages, interest, all legal fees and any other relief as this court deems just. They are represented by Shawn M. Krogh and Derek C. Decker of Krogh & Decker LLP in Sacramento.

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California Case number 5:16-cv-03297-NC

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