Granddaughter of Andrea Doria Shipwreck Survivor Sues Over “Seinfeld” Episode

The Andrea Doria

Leann Braverman, Andrea Doria survivor relative, is hoping the ship can provide one last life raft in the way of a cash settlement as she is sinking in debt.

Los Angeles—The granddaughter of a survivor of the Andrea Doria shipwreck from 1956 has filed suit against Jerry Seinfeld, Larry David and Sony over emotional distress brought on by the classic “Seinfeld” TV episode that “pokes fun in a malicious and callous manner at one of the worst maritime tragedies the world has ever known.”

Leann Braverman, 32, whose grandfather was a passenger on the Andrea Doria and survived the incident, said in her lawsuit that she has suffered irreparable emotional damage from watching the episode, has lost sleep and can’t maintain a relationship.

“Whenever my client watches the episode on TV, as it often airs in syndication,” said Braverman’s attorney, Neil Candelaria, “or watches it on DVD, she is overwhelmed with feelings of anxiety, fear, mental anguish and depression over the egregious disregard for the incident shown by not only the characters in the episode, but by the writers and creators of the program, as well as Sony Pictures, who owns the rights to the show.”
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“Seven Second” Law Will Make It Illegal To Watch Any Recorded Television Program That Contains Music

Copyrighted Media Booth

The future of media consumption will be the copyrighted media booth. Users can pay to listen to music or watch video content in a controlled environment where they can enjoy the material without fear of infringing on copyrights.

Washington, DC—Big business and music and entertainment studio executives have teamed up to propose another bill launching an attack on the freedom to record and view your favorite television shows. Senators are actually considering a “Seven Seconds” bill to make it a felony to view recorded or streaming copyrighted music content-like the theme song of your favorite show or mood music in the background of a commercial or program-for more than seven seconds.

As some stoner music major my sister used to date in college e-mailed us, under the current wording of this bill, you could go to jail for watching a recording you made of any program that has any music in any form in its content.

The entertainment industry has been wigging out for several decades about websites that embed and stream musical content, and now they want law enforcement to lump music from TV shows in there, and put people in jail over it, rather than waste time filing civil lawsuits. What’s odd is that the wording of the bill doesn’t make it a crime to record the content, it would just be illegal to view the content.
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