Thursday, 31 May 2018

Michael Jackson Estate Turns The "Fair Use" Tables on Disney

quote [ “Apparently, Disney’s passion for the copyright laws disappears when it doesn’t involve its own intellectual property and it sees an opportunity to profit off of someone else’s intellectual property without permission or payment,” the complaint reads. ]

[SFW] [crime & punishment] [+8 Interesting]
[by arrowhen@6:15pmGMT]


hellboy said @ 6:54pm GMT on 31st May [Score:2 Underrated]
Fair use has been eroded by the fact that people are afraid of incurring the legal wrath of corporations with deep pockets, and in the American legal system, money trumps everything. Unfortunately, this case isn't likely to change that - if the Jackson Estate wins, it will reinforce the narrow interpretation of fair use, and if they lose, it won't change the cases where Disney has been able to crush the intellectual property rights of others. Though if they do lose, they should do exactly the Star Wars doc they describe in their complaint.
HoZay said @ 7:12pm GMT on 31st May
I'd watch that doc.
cb361 said @ 6:57am GMT on 1st Jun
The damage doesn't look as bad from out here
arrowhen said @ 7:22pm GMT on 1st Jun
If Disney owned Bugs Bunny they'd sue you for ending a sentence with "doc".
Hugh E. said @ 7:14pm GMT on 31st May
Release the Kraken, Kraken, & Kraken LLP!
mechanical contrivance said @ 7:40pm GMT on 31st May
They'll probably settle out of court.
Mikhail_16 said @ 7:58am GMT on 3rd Jun
Almost certainly. Going to court is a legal precedent, 'settle' means no fault or legal matter has been filed or can be referred to for future cases.
Menchi said @ 11:48pm GMT on 31st May
"The Estate clearly disagrees and notes that Disney's argument would make even the founders of Napster pause. "

Napster? 'Discuss Copyright Law Like it's 1999' is a song from some of Michael Jackson's more obscure catalog, I guess.
cb361 said @ 6:59am GMT on 1st Jun
It's always been the case that companies are the worse advocates for the free market. A company's ideal market is a market in which it is free and everybody else has the greatest restrictions placed upon them. A free market is merely acceptable, and something to be gamed.

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