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If the movie makers did this to avoid copyright infringement, why then couldn't they have created their own lighting pattern for the shot? If the very concept of putting any lights on the tower at night is the copyright, that's a copyright deserving neglect at every opportunity -a law begging a thumb to the nose.

That's what confused me. They did light it up as a passing shuttle's headlights briefly played over it, perhaps that was the choice, but it looked really out of place.

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