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Lawsuit contends NBC Universal used New Orleans-created character 'Mr Bill' without permission

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A lawsuit filed in federal court contends that NBC Universal, owner of The Golf Channel, used the New Orleans-created character "Mr Bill" without permission.

Dreamsite Productions, the owner of the fictional character created by Walter Williams of New Orleans, said in the lawsuit that a significant aspect of its business is merchandising and licensing.

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Dreamsite accuses NBC Universal of using the character "Mr. Bill" on the Golf Channel for its own financial gain.

According to the lawsuit, The Golf Channel prominently featured "Mr. Bill" in videos on its website as well as on its social media platforms.

The company is asking for copyright infringement damages.

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