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Disney(c) - Court case for copyright of Classic Pooh illustrations as per copyright page
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We are all aware of copyright laws and trademarks etc., recently I have had need to explore ALL avenues of these laws - International (National - Australia) and would like to pass some of this information on to you, as it is very helpful and necessary for us who wander around the net thinking that because it appears to be "Public Domain" that we can right click and 'save as' or internal link to sites by, by passing the main page and even copying text from a site.
You have to be very careful as to what is being used.
In this site I have used verse (covered under the Berne Convention ) Under article 10 Fair Use.
BERNE CONVENTION - For the Protection of Literary and Artistic Work
1) It shall be permissable to make quotations from a work which has already been lawfully made available to the public, providing that there making is compatible with fair practice, and their extent does not exceed that justified by the purpose, including quotations from newspaper articles and periodicals in the form of press summaries.
2) It shall be a matter for legislation in the countries of the Union, and for special agreements existing or to be concluded between them, to permit the utilization, to the extent justified by the purpose, of literary or artistic works by way of illustration in publications, broadsheets, or sound or visual recordings for teaching, provided that such utilization is compatible with fair practice.
3) Where use is made in accordance with the preceeding paragraphs of this Article, mention shall be made of the source, and of the name of the author, if it appears thereon.
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POOH COPYRIGHT OWNERSHIP UP IN THE AIR
Disney is fighting Stephen Slesinger Inc., over the rights to Winnie-the-Pooh, using the 1998 copyright law(Sonny Bono strikes again!) that allows heirs of copyrighted works to reclaim the rights within two years of giving notice to existing owners. This is the latest turn in the between Disney and Slesinger over rights to Pooh. Slesinger, which bought the rights from the estate of Pooh creator A.A.Milne in 1929 and then licenced them to Disney in 1961, claims that Disney did not pay all the roylaties on the characters.
Now Disney says the heirs to Milne and Shepard (Pooh's illustrator) estates came to it wanting to make a deal to get the character rights back and reassign in full to Disney. Slesinger thinks that the use of this copyright law is just a way to get around the issues at hand: that Disney owes Slesinger money and doesn't want to end the Pooh gravy train.
The previous Pooh copyright is lengthy and will not go into public domain until 2026. In the meantime it makes Disney $4 billion a year.
(You can imagine the headline puns over the latest dispute: Pooh hits the fan)
Posted by Mary Hodder at November 5, 2002, 07.37pm
Dutton Books was the original copyright holder for his (A.A.Milne) published works, and MAY have
copyright on books and classic illustrations. If anyone has further information/details on what rights Dutton, Slesinger, the five benficiaries and Disney currently own please EMAIL me.
MONITOR - Disney Loses Appeal On "Massive, Crippling" Damages
MONITOR - Disney Says Christopher Robin's Heirs To Retake Pooh Ownership
REUTERS- Disney asks court to dismiss "Pooh" lawsuit
BBC News World Edition - Disney claims victory in Pooh tussle
LAUGHINGPLACE - Information re Disney from 6/21/2000 - 2/3/2003 (On going legal battles)
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