Ghost Buster Cast is a popular Netflix original series that follows the adventures of an eccentric paranormal investigator named Ghost Buster.
While the series has gained a cult following over the years, its creator has been in a legal battle with the company that owns the rights to his work.
According to Variety, Netflix has filed a lawsuit against Ghost Busting Cast and the producers of Ghost Wheys Protein, Ghost GIF, Ghost Wheymats and Ghost Powder, claiming they infringe on Ghost Buster’s copyrights and trademarks.
“The content of Ghost Buster Cast and its ilk, including but not limited to Ghost Wheies Protein, has been, is, and always will be the copyrighted work of Ghost B. Buster and its affiliates and assigns,” the lawsuit reads.
“These rights are granted to the users of Ghostbuster Cast and Ghost Wheytims by the copyright holders.”
Netflix’s lawsuit also accuses Ghost Buster of copying Ghost Buster cast members’ names, faces, likenesses, and even their physical appearance.
“If these elements were not used by Ghost Buster and/or its licensors, Ghost Buster would not be the copyright owner and the copyright would be the property of Ghost Busters creator,” the complaint reads.
Netflix is also suing Ghost Buster for copyright infringement of the Ghost Buster show, as well as the name Ghost Buster, the Ghost Wheynames, Ghost Powder and Ghost Bars.
Netflix said that it is appealing the case to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, which could set a “fair use” ruling.
“The Ninth Circuit is an important forum for ensuring fair use and fair dealing for creators and audiences alike,” the company said in a statement.