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** FILE ** In this Oct. 22, 2005, file photo, filmmaker George Lucas poses in front of a Stormtrooper exhibit at the Museum of Science in Boston, prior to the opening of "Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination." Britain's Supreme Court on Wednesday, July 27, 2011, delivered a mixed ruling in the epic battle between George Lucas' movie empire and a prop designer over the iconic stormtrooper helmets from the "Star Wars" films. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson, File)
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** FILE ** In this Oct. 22, 2005, file photo, filmmaker George Lucas poses in front of a Stormtrooper exhibit at the Museum of Science in Boston, prior to the opening of "Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination." Britain's Supreme Court on Wednesday, July 27, 2011, delivered a mixed ruling in the epic battle between George Lucas' movie empire and a prop designer over the iconic stormtrooper helmets from the "Star Wars" films. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson, File)

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