Netflix sued by publishers of Choosing his own adventure on Black Mirror: Bandersnatch

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The publisher of the Choose your own adventure series of books continues Netflix on its interactive content Black mirror episode Bandersnatch. Chooseco filed a lawsuit against Netflix today in a Vermont court, accusing Netflix of deliberately undermining the "Choose Your Own Adventure" brand and claiming that the episode is so dark that it would tarnish the book's reputation. .

The complaint, as published by Polygon, Netflix claims that Netflix started trying to get a license under the name of Choose Your Own Adventure from 2016. While the companies engaged in "deep negotiations", Netflix apparently would not have obtained the license. Chooseco stated that it has already sent out termination and forbearance notifications about its brand "at least once" regarding another television show – potentially one of the previous child-focused Netflix interactive shows. .

Chooseco challenges Bandersnatch protagonist Stefan Butler describing a fictional interactive novel (which is also titled Bandersnatch) as "a book" Choose your adventure "", which implies that it is an integral part of the series. This is particularly annoyed by the reference because Bandersnatch is "a dark film" that "may include references and representations of a demonic presence, violent fighting, drug addiction, murder, mutilation of a corpse, decapitation and other shocking images." we can not really argue with anyone about this.) "This association with this sinister content tarnishes Chooseco's famous trademark," says the complaint.

Chooseco seeks damages of at least $ 25 million for the alleged violation of Netflix. Netflix did not immediately respond to a request for comment. The streaming video company settled a similar lawsuit last year with the Satanic Temple, which accused Netflix of copying elements of his Baphomet drawing into the original series. The icy adventures of Sabrina.