Hospital to fight Disney over Peter Pan rights

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CVX
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Hospital to fight Disney over Peter Pan rights

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The cartoon characters of Disney have kept children amused for generations. Less funny, they may find, is a dispute between the film empire and London's Great Ormond Street Hospital over money which might otherwise be used to treat sick children.



Peter and the Starcatchers

The hospital is to consult lawyers next week to investigate whether a children's adventure book published by Disney in America infringes the hospital's long-held ownership of the copyright of J M Barrie's Peter Pan.

Millions of pounds earned from royalty fees have been spent on helping sick children as a result of Barrie's decision to give his copyright to the hospital before his death in 1937.

http://telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml? ... xhome.html
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Bill Sikes
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Hospital to fight Disney over Peter Pan rights

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CVX wrote: Peter and the Starcatchers

The {Great Ormond Street hospital for sick children} is to consult lawyers next week to investigate whether a children's adventure book {Peter and the Starcatchers} published by Disney in America infringes the hospital's long-held ownership of the copyright of J M Barrie's Peter Pan.


Wenn zutreffend, ist dieses ein Skandal

GOSH can't afford enormous legal fees, so may just get rolled over.
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Hospital to fight Disney over Peter Pan rights

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The US company that owns the rights to thomas the tank engine are similar in that they won't allow charities to use the name or have days out in conjunction with steam museums so the musuems still do it but no thomas, (there are a surprising number of these things going on) bit petty. They have actually gone to the length of getting court injunctions to stop them

Just because you can do something i.e' you are rich enough, and disney know gosh can't afford to fight them, doesn't mean they should.

Boycott disney films for a year that should fix them.

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