Dreamworks is being sued for copyright infringement for making Disturbia without getting the original copyright holder’s permission. Disturbia is basically Alfred Hitchcock’s Rear Window which starred Jimmy Stewart in the Shia LaBeouf role. Hitchcock and Jimmy Stewart bought the rights to “Murder from a Fixed Viewpoint,” a short story by on which the film was based. The lawsuit alleges that Dreamworks did not obtain the copyright for their use and that Disturbia blatantly uses imagery from the Hitchcock film as well as almost identrical plot points and character traits.
It took someone THIS long to figure that out?