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Will Disney’s Copyright on Mickey Mouse Ever Expire?

Fifteen years ago Congress passed a 20 year extension of copyright in the USA. The Sonny Bono Copyright Extension Act was also known as the Mickey Mouse Copyright Extension as The Walt Disney Company’s desire to keep Mickey Mouse protected … Continue reading

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Oil Company renames itself Pixar

After reading a strange press release found by Big Screen Animation blog, I had to double-check the calendar to make sure it wasn’t already April Fools day. A Canadian oil company has renamed itself after Pixar Animation Studios, perhaps in … Continue reading

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Shop Owner Sued by Disney over Pooh Business Name

This is the sort of story I think we should see more of in the business world. The Walt Disney Company has a long history of aggressively protecting their trademarks. Of late, Disney has spent a lot of time in … Continue reading

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Twitter takes Disney handle away from user

Cheri Thomas was an early adopter of Twitter. She’s also a fan of the Walt Disney Company, so when she saw that the @Disney handle was available, she took it, and thousands of Disney fans, myself included, have been jealous … Continue reading

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Court gives Pooh to Disney and ends lawsuit

In what is likely the final bars of the opera that has been the Slesinger’s families legal battle against the Walt Disney Company over the rights to the Winnie The Pooh characters, the courts have decided that Disney owns the … Continue reading

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