Monday Copyfight

  • Disney thieves Peter Pan from copyright-holding childrens’ hospital charity

    Peter and the Starcatchers by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson and published by Disney’s Hyperion Books is billed as a prequel to the children’s classic, Peter Pan. […] But the hospital charity says [it] is getting nothing from Peter and the Starcatchers — which has been on the New York Times best seller lists, has had an extensive author tour and has its own Web site. They say the book has been published without its permission. A spokesman for the hospital told CNN that Great Ormond Street held the copyright to Peter Pan in the United States until 2023.


  • Sony claims RetroPod will confuse consumers

    Consumers likely will be misled and deceived into believing that Sony is somehow connected with the iPod personal stereo when in fact it is not.