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Ex-Apple guru Perlman sues major US studios over facial capture

After all of the CGI movies that have been made, it seems dumb and counter-intuitive that someone thinks they own any of the Intellectual Property in the techniques of how to create such special effects. But this week a company called Rearden has sued Paramount over how it created the latest Terminator movie – citing Copyright of the system’s output and of the trade name of the technology “Mova facial capture.” Would you know it, behind the technologies in question there stands non-other than ex-Apple and Microsoft tech serial entrepreneur Steve Perlman. Perlman is attributed with various Apple designs, including QuickTime, as well as the intriguing PCell cellular technology licensed last year by Nokia, and the OnLive Cloud gaming company,…

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