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Disney Sued Over Frozen

On October 21, 2014 By Danielle Dudding

Isabella Tanikumi has filed a lawsuit against the Walt Disney Company claiming Disney’s Frozen is not an original work, but instead the storyline and characters were stolen from her memoirs.

For the few people in the world who have yet to be exposed to Frozen, it features the story of two princesses, Elsa and [...]

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Sometimes, art imitating life yields some strange results. In 1981, (animated) newspaperman J. Jonah Jameson ran the headline, “threat or menace” when discussing the masked Spider-Man in New York City’s (fictitious) Daily Bugle. Today, such a headline would not seem out of place on recent covers of the New York Post.

Between “Spidey’s” [...]

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No Hugs for a Friend

On February 24, 2014 By Chastity Bobo

Four years after audiences left the theater with damp handkerchiefs and thoughts of their favorite childhood toys, Disney is embroiled in a legal battle over the rights to the huggable villain who was set on thwarting Woody and Buzz’s return to their best friend Andy in Toy Story 3. New Jersey’s Diece-Lisa Industries (DLI), which holds [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On May 20, 2013 By Bradlee Edmondson

Disney withdraws bid to trademark ”Dia de los Muertos” in connection with an upcoming movie. It’s uncertain whether it could have succeeded in trademarking the phrase, but it probably could have trademarked a stylized logo incorporating it. Federal law enforcement agencies propose sweeping real-time wiretap overhaul. Several leading information security [...]

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Trouble in the House of Mouse

On January 27, 2012 By Alexandra Pichette

Plaintiff Kellie Rodriguez is suing the Walt Disney Company for sexual assault after she was allegedly spanked by a warm-up comedian for a Disney production.  The incident took place at a December 2011 taping of the Disney Channel’s Good Luck Charlie, a children’s show frequently watched by an anonymous member of [...]

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In the recent Captain America movie, Captain America responds to Dr. Abraham Erskine’s question “Do you want to kill Nazis?” with “I don’t want to kill nobody. I don’t like bullies; I don’t care where they’re from.” But alas, Captain America was not available to save the day for his creator’s estate [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On September 6, 2010 By JETLaw

In the news…

Class-action plaintiffs claim Disney stiffed highly-paid financial analysts on overtime pay.

Laws governing sports agents under fire for repeated failure to enforce its provisions.

Facebook’s new location-based service “Places” gets mixed reviews from users regarding privacy implications.

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On August 30, 2010 By JETLaw

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Question of federal government’s power to protect American families from profane television moves closer to Supreme Court as FCC appeals TV indecency ruling.

U.S. District Judge William Bertelsmen orders gossip blog TheDirty.com to pay $11 million to professional cheerleader in defamation suit.

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Monday Morning JetLawg

On April 4, 2010 By JETLaw

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Major Internet players and civil liberties groups form Digital Due Process coalition to update privacy laws.

As sign of what’s to come, U.S. Copyright Group launches attack on movie downloaders.

Former legislator and filmmaker sues HBO and Cinemax for giving false credit to soft-core porno.

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Monday Morning JetLawg

On January 18, 2010 By JETLaw

In the news . . .

Ex-gay advocacy group battles Disney’s non-discrimination policy through shareholder vote.

Coldplay facing yet another charge of plagiarism.

Big week for baseball as slugger Mark McGwire comes clean on steroid use.

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg says privacy age is over.

Not quite a [...]

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