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The bitter legal dispute keeping holograms from taking Hollywood by storm




Rapper Snoop Dogg (L) and a hologram of deceased Tupac Shakur perform onstage during day 3 of the 2012 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Field on April 15, 2012 in Indio, California.
Rapper Snoop Dogg (L) and a hologram of deceased Tupac Shakur perform onstage during day 3 of the 2012 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Field on April 15, 2012 in Indio, California.
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From Tupac's surprise performance at Coachella in 2012 to Michael Jackson's appearance at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards, hologram technology has proven it has the wow factor.

Even beyond bringing stars back from the dead, many in the entertainment industry can see big potential for holograms. 

But it's been slow to hit the big time, in large part due to a bitter legal fight between rival companies with competing claims to the technology.

It's a story that Eriq Gardner, senior editor at The Hollywood Reporter, has been digging into. He joined Take Two to break it all down.