Paris' high court has ruled against filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard for copyright infringement in his 1987 film King Lear.

According to Agence France Presse, author Viviane Forrester brought the suit claiming Godard had used a text from her book La Violence Du Calme that was recited in the film without her authorisation.

Godard and Bodega Films are to cease use of the film until the credits can be amended. Forrester and her publisher, Les Editions du Seuil will receive Euros 5,000 each.

Lear has had a troubled life since it was produced in 1987 with Woody Allen, Peter Sellars and Burgess Meredith among others and was only released for the first time in 2002.